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Role of brain nitric oxide in the cardiovascular control of bullfrogs

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Autor(es):
Zena, Lucas A. ; Gargaglioni, Luciane H. ; Bicego, Kenia C. [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Coll Agr & Vet Sci, Dept Anim Morphol & Physiol, BR-14884900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY; v. 165, n. 2, p. 263-271, JUN 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 4
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The goal of the present study was to determine if nitric oxide (NO) acting on the brain of bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) is involved in arterial pressure and heart rate (HR) control by influencing sympathetic activity. We investigated the effect of intracerebroventricular injections of L-NMMA (a nonselective NO synthase inhibitor) on mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), HR and cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) of pelvic skin after intravenous injection of alpha or beta adrenergic blockers, prazosin or sotalol, respectively. Arterial pressure was directly measured by a telemetry sensor inserted in the aortic arch of animals. L-NMMA increased MAP, but did not change HR. This hypertensive response was inhibited by the pre-treatment with prazosin, but accentuated by sotalol. The effect of L-NMMA on MAP was also inhibited by i.v. injections of the ganglionic blocker, hexamethonium. Thus, NO acting on the brain of bullfrog seems to present a hypotensive effect influencing the sympathetic activity dependent on alpha and beta adrenergic receptors in the periphery. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/04368-4 - Participação do óxido nítrico encefálico no controle cardiovascular de rãs
Beneficiário:Lucas Aparecido Zena
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado
Processo FAPESP: 08/57712-4 - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas em Fisiologia Comparada
Beneficiário:Augusto Shinya Abe
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 10/08765-8 - Participação do óxido nítrico encefálico no controle cardiovascular em rãs
Beneficiário:Kênia Cardoso Bícego
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular