alexa Role of endothelium in the vasodilating effect of progestins and androgens on the rat thoracic aorta.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

Author(s): Perusqua M, Hernndez R, Morales MA, Campos MG, Villaln CM

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Abstract 1. In the rat thoracic aorta, contractions induced by noradrenaline were inhibited by the steroids progesterone, pregnanolone, testosterone and 5 alpha- and 5 beta-dihydrotestosterone. 2. Removal of endothelium did not prevent relaxation to the steroids, suggesting that the vasodilating effect of steroids occurred on the smooth muscle cells. 3. gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) did not modify noradrenaline-induced contraction. Thus, the vasodilation elicited by steroids is not apparently mediated by GABA receptors. 4. On the basis that noradrenaline opens receptor-operated calcium channels to induce contraction, we suggest that relaxation by steroids involves a blockade of this type of channels.
This article was published in Gen Pharmacol and referenced in Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

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