This study evaluated the possible contribution of gap junctions to the nitric oxide (NO)- and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF)-mediated responses elicited by bradykinin in bovine pulmonary supernumerary arteries. The data suggest that, in bovine pulmonary supernumerary arteries, gap junctions may, in part, facilitate the EDHF-mediated response, but not the NO-mediated response, to bradykinin. However, the additional involvement of an unidentifed endothelial relaxing factor cannot be excluded.
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2002|
- gap junctions
- guanylate cyclase
- nitric oxide
- pulmonary arteries