Participation of cyclooxygenase pathway in the vasoconstriction induced by 5-HT in the in situ autoperfused kidney of long-term diabetic rats

European Journal of Pharmacology
B RestrepoA Morán


We attempted to characterize the 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor type/subtype and mediator mechanisms involved in the contractile effects of 5-HT in the in situ autoperfused kidney of long-term diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced in male Wistar rats by a single subcutaneous injection of alloxan. Intra-arterial (i.a.) bolus injection of 5-HT (0.00000125 to 0.1μg/kg) increased renal perfusion pressure in a dose dependent way but did not affect the systemic blood pressure in long-term diabetic rats. The selective 5-HT2 receptor agonist, α-methyl-5-HT, caused a local vasoconstrictor effect in the in situ autoperfused rat kidney similar to 5-HT. However, BW723C86, a selective 5-HT2B receptor agonist, m-CPP (1-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazine), a selective 5-HT2B/2C receptor agonist, the 5-HT1 receptor agonist, 5-carboxamidotryptamine (5-CT), and the selective 5-HT3 receptor agonist, 1-phenylbiguanide did not modify the renal perfusion pressure. In long-term diabetic rats, vasoconstriction elicited by 5-HT and α-methyl-5-HT was significantly decreased by ritanserin (a 5-HT2 receptor antagonist), spiperone (a 5-HT2A receptor antagonist), and the cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors, indomethacin (non-selective COX inhibitor), FR 122047 or ni...Continue Reading


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