Pre- and postsynaptic effects of indoramin on sympathetic neuroeffector transmission in rabbit aorta and pulmonary artery

Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
O A Nedergaard

Abstract

The effects of indoramin on sympathetic neuroeffector transmission in rabbit isolated blood vessels were examined. Indoramin reduced the contractions of pulmonary artery evoked by electrical-field stimulation. The IC50 was 7.4 X 10(-8) M. In the presence of cocaine + corticosterone + propranolol, the IC50 was 5 X 10(-7) M. Amphetamine did not antagonize the steady-state inhibition caused by indoramin. Indoramin caused a slight enhancement of the field-stimulation-evoked 3H-overflow from pulmonary artery preloaded with 3H-noradrenaline. In the presence of cocaine + corticosterone + propranolol, indoramin also enhanced the stimulation-evoked 3H-overflow slightly. The effect of indoramin on stimulation-evoked 3H-overflow depended only slightly on stimulation frequencies (1-30 Hz): small enhancement at 1 Hz and nonsignificant changes at 3-30 Hz. Pretreatment with indoramin did not attenuate the inhibitory effect of clonidine on the stimulation-evoked 3H-overflow seen with bretylium. Indoramin and desmethylimipramine reduced the 3H-accumulation by aorta preloaded with 3H-noradrenaline. The IC50 was 3 X 10(-5)M (indoramin) and 10(-8)M (desmethylimipramine). Indoramin inhibited the contractions of aorta evoked by noradrenaline, phenyl...Continue Reading

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