PMID: 6132344Dec 1, 1982

beta 1-and beta 2-adrenoceptor stimulatory effects of prenalterol

Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
H MattssonT Olsson


Prenalterol, previously characterized as a functionally cardioselective partial beta-adrenoceptor agonist, was shown to relax K+ -elicited contractures in the uterine muscle from progesterone pretreated rats (pD2 7.7) and to increase beating rate in the rat right atrium (pD2 8.0) at about the same concentrations with maximal effects corresponding to 94 and 82% respectively of those of isoproterenol. Terbutaline, with equal maximal effects as isoproterenol, was 50 times more potent in the uterus (pD2 7.8) than in the right atrium (pD2 6.1). Both tissues displayed a high sensitivity to isoproterenol (pD2 9.1 in both tissues) indicating large receptor reserves for the full agonist. The maximal relaxing effect of prenalterol in the uterus was obtained at about a three-fold increase of the cyclic AMP content, which is similar to that obtained with isoproterenol at a corresponding relaxation. The effects in the uterine muscle of all three agonists were mediated through beta 2-adrenoceptors since beta 2-adrenoceptor blockers (ICI 118, 551 and IPS 339) antagonized the effects in concentrations which had only marginal effects on the atrial responses of the agonists. The beta 1-antagonists pafenolol and pamatolol in concentrations higher...Continue Reading


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