Sep 1, 1977

Influence of pyridylisatogen tosylate on contractions produced by ATP and by purinergic stimulation in the terminal ileum of the guinea-pig

The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
T Kazić, D Milosavljević


2-2'Pyridylisatogen tosylate (PIT), which antagonizes the inhibitory action of ATP in the taenia caeci, did not antagonize the excitatory effects of exogenous ATP and of purinergic stimulation of the terminal guinea-pig ileum. PIT (0-5--2-5 muM) potentiated the ATP-induced contractions and also the contractions produced by potassium chloride, though the potentiation could not be related to the dose in every experiment. The responses to noradrenaline, adrenaline and histamine were slightly inhibited. PIT also potentiated the contractions produced by electrical stimulation of intramural purinergic nerves when either an alternate or uniform stimulation pattern was used. The present results in which the preparation is contracted by ATP are opposite to those obtained with PIT on the taenia caeci, which is relaxed by ATP. This raises a question of duality or plurality of receptors for ATP.

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