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The influence of uptake2 on the inhibition by unlabelled noradrenaline of the stimulation-evoked overflow of 3H-noradrenaline in rabbit aorta with regard to surface of amine entry.

Authors
  • Henseling, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's archives of pharmacology
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1983
Volume
324
Issue
2
Pages
99–107
Identifiers
PMID: 6646244
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The release by electrical field stimulation of 3H-noradrenaline from the adrenergic nerve endings in the rabbit aorta was studied in a special double-chambered organ bath. Independently of the frequency (1-10 Hz) and the number of pulses used (300-3,000 pulses), only 10-20% of the stimulation-evoked overflow of tritium (total evoked overflow) left the aortic wall via the intimal surface (intimal evoked overflow). The corresponding percentage value for the basal efflux was twice that for the evoked overflow, thus indicating that part of the radioactivity in the basal efflux originated from an extraneuronal compartment. The radioactivity in the total evoked overflow (in response to stimulation at 10 Hz) originated from at least two compartments (compartment I and II) with half times for efflux of about 2 and 6 min, respectively. In the intimal evoked overflow, compartment II (but not compartment I) was involved. When uptake1 was inhibited, 70% of the radioactivity in the intimal evoked overflow (stimulation at 1 Hz) consisted of metabolites, while unchanged amine prevailed by far in the total and adventitial evoked overflow, respectively. Additional inhibition of uptake2 thus had a striking effect only on the composition of the radioactivity in the intimal evoked overflow. The intimal surface was exposed to unlabelled noradrenaline in order to inhibit the evoked overflow of tritium (stimulation at 1 Hz; uptake1 inhibited). When uptake2 was inhibited additionally, the dose-response curve for the inhibitory effect of noradrenaline was shifted to the left by a factor of 4.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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