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      Differential Contractile Responses of Pressurized Porcine Coronary Resistance-Sized and Conductance Coronary Arteries to Acetylcholine, Histamine and Prostaglandin F

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          The reactivities of porcine resistance-sized arteries (270 µm o.d.) and conductance coronary arteries (4.2 mm o.d.) were compared in the presence of a functional and morphologically intact endothelium using a pressurized in vitro preparation. In resistance vessels, acetylcholine (ACh) produced maximal diameter reductions of 42 % and the EC<sub>50</sub> was 0.19 µM. Constrictions to histamine and prostaglandin F<sub>2α</sub> (PGF2«), however, were either absent or minimal. In contrast, maximum diameter constrictions of conductance vessels were 19, 33 and 22% in response to ACh, histamine and PGF<sub>2α</sub>, respectively. Corresponding EC<sub>50</sub> values were 0.58, 2.8 and 2.9 µM. The significant differences in reactivity between resistance and conductance arteries underscore the potential importance of regional specialization in the coronary blood flow regulation.

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          J Vasc Res
          Journal of Vascular Research
          S. Karger AG
          23 September 2008
          : 26
          : 4
          : 235-245
          aDepartment of Surgery, Shimane Medical University, Izumo, Japan, and bDepartments of Physiology and Biophysics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, Vt., USA
          158771 Blood Vessels 1989;26:235–245
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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