The present study investigates the effects of atriopeptin II on spontaneous phasic contractions of rabbit isolated ileum. Atriopeptin II caused a significant and concentration-dependent decrease in ileum motor activity. This effect was mimicked by 8-Br-cGMP and it was not affected by pretreatment with tetrodotoxin. Verapamil significantly decreased ileum contractions; however, in the presence of this calcium blocker, atriopeptin II further reduced ileal motility. These findings demonstrate that atriopeptin II depresses the motility of rabbit ileum through a cGMP-dependent mechanism and suggest that neither ileal neural networks nor extracellular calcium are involved in this effect.

Atrial natriuretic peptide inhibits the spontaneous contractions of isolated rabbit ileum

BLANDIZZI, CORRADO;NATALE, GIANFRANCO;DEL TACCA, MARIO
1992

Abstract

The present study investigates the effects of atriopeptin II on spontaneous phasic contractions of rabbit isolated ileum. Atriopeptin II caused a significant and concentration-dependent decrease in ileum motor activity. This effect was mimicked by 8-Br-cGMP and it was not affected by pretreatment with tetrodotoxin. Verapamil significantly decreased ileum contractions; however, in the presence of this calcium blocker, atriopeptin II further reduced ileal motility. These findings demonstrate that atriopeptin II depresses the motility of rabbit ileum through a cGMP-dependent mechanism and suggest that neither ileal neural networks nor extracellular calcium are involved in this effect.
Blandizzi, Corrado; Agen, C; Natale, Gianfranco; DEL TACCA, Mario
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