Vasoconstrictor prostanoids

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Author(s)

  • Michel Félétou
  • Yu Huang
  • Paul M. Vanhoutte

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)941-950
Journal / PublicationPflugers Archiv European Journal of Physiology
Volume459
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In cardiovascular diseases and during aging, endothelial dysfunction is due in part to the release of endothelium-derived contracting factors that counteract the vasodilator effect of the nitric oxide. Endotheliumdependent contractions involve the activation of endothelial cyclooxygenases and the release of various prostanoids, which activate thromboxane prostanoid (TP) receptors of the underlying vascular smooth muscle. The stimulation of TP receptors elicits not only the contraction and the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells but also diverse physiological/pathophysiological reactions, including platelet aggregation and activation of endothelial inflammatory responses. TP receptor antagonists curtail endothelial dysfunction in diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, are potent antithrombotic agents, and prevent vascular inflammation. © Springer-Verlag 2009.

Research Area(s)

  • Aging, Diabetes, EDCF, Endothelium-dependent contraction, Hypertension, TP receptors

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Citation Format(s)

Vasoconstrictor prostanoids. / Félétou, Michel; Huang, Yu; Vanhoutte, Paul M.
In: Pflugers Archiv European Journal of Physiology, Vol. 459, No. 6, 05.2010, p. 941-950.

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