PMID: 9149295Jan 1, 1997

Hemodynamic profile of neuropeptide Y in dogs: effect of ganglionic blockade

M A HashimA S Tadepalli


The hemodynamic effects of neuropeptide Y (NPY) were examined over a dose range of 0.03-30 nmol/kg, i.v., in anesthetized open-chest, ventilated dogs with and without ganglionic blockade. In normal (non-ganglion-blocked) animals, NPY produced significant, dose-dependent, and sustained (lasting 15-45 min) increases in mean arterial blood pressure and systemic vascular resistance (SVR) with a threshold dose of 0.3 nmol/kg and a maximum effective dose of 10 nmol/kg. Cardiac index (CI) decreased at doses > 1 nmol/kg, but stroke volume was not altered; heart rate (HR) decreased significantly at and above the 3 nmol/kg dose. No significant changes were observed in the left ventricular dP/dt (LVdP/dt) or the contractility index (LVdP/dt divided by systolic pressure). In ganglion-blocked animals, pressor and SVR responses to NPY were similar to those seen in normal animals but HR was not affected and a small but significant decrease in CI was seen only at the 30 nmol/kg. Furthermore, whereas LVdP/dt of ganglion-blocked dogs increased significantly at and above the 1 nmol/kg dose, the contractility index increased slightly only with the 10 and 30 nmol/kg doses. These data indicate that NPY produces sustained hypertension in dogs seconda...Continue Reading


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