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      Contractility of the Rabbit Abdominal Aorta 4 Days after Endothelium Denudation

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          The purpose of this study was to evaluate contractility ofthe rabbit abdominal aorta 4 days after de-endothelialization by balloon catheter. The isometric tension of ring-segments in response to vasoactive agents was monitored. A significant enhancement of contraction to noradrenaline and serotonin was found in aortas 4 days after endothelium denudation as compared with controls with endothelium. The enhancement, however, did not differ from that found already in acutely denuded vessels (immediate denudation). No significant difference in contractility to potassium chloride was found in either group of denuded preparations as compared with controls. The sensitivity to all three vasoactive agents (EC<sub>50</sub>) was not influenced by denudation. These results indicate that changes in the contractility of denuded vessels are predominantly a consequence of lacking the endothelium as a producer of endothelium-derived relaxing factor. The access of mitogens to the media does not seem to interfere with the magnitude of contraction 4 days after denudation.

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          Journal
          JVR
          J Vasc Res
          10.1159/issn.1018-1172
          Journal of Vascular Research
          S. Karger AG
          1018-1172
          1423-0135
          1993
          1993
          23 September 2008
          : 30
          : 4
          : 224-230
          Affiliations
          Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
          Article
          159001 J Vasc Res 1993;30:224–230
          10.1159/000159001
          8357953
          © 1993 S. Karger AG, Basel

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