Norepinephrine induces a rapid and concentration-dependent rise (EC50= 1.21 ± 0.33 μM) in cyclic GMP levels in astrocyte-enriched cultures from rat brain. The response is partially mediated by α1-adrenoceptors since a marked inhibitory observed in the presence of prarosin while the ß-antagonist propranolol shows a smaller effect and the α2-antagonist yohimbine is ineffective l-NG-methylarginine, an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthesis from l-arginine, blocks the norepinephrine-induced cyclic GMP accumulation. This effect is reversed by l-arginine. © 1991.
|Journal||European Journal of Pharmacology: Molecular Pharmacology|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Apr 1991|
- Cyclic GMP
- Nitric oxide (NO)