Effects of [Nphe1]nociceptin(1-13)NH2, [Phe1(CH2-NH)Gly2]nociceptin(1- 13)NH2, and nocistatin on nociceptin inhibited constrictions of guinea pig isolated bronchus.

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Electric field stimulation (EFS) causes excitatory non adrenergic-non cholinergic (eNANC) and cholinergic constrictions in the guinea pig isolated bronchus, the activation of eNANC and cholinergic nerves respectively. We investigated the effects of [Nphe1]nociceptin(1-13)NH2 ([Nphe1]NC(1-13)NH2), [Phe1(CH2-NH)Gly2]nociceptin(1- 13)NH2 ([F/G] NC(1-13)NH2), and nocistatin (NST) on nociceptin (NC) inhibited constrictions in isolated bronchus of guinea pig. The results show that NC (1 micromol/L) inhibited EFS-induced eNANC and cholinergic constrictions compared with the control, in which nociceptin was not applied. After pretreatment with [Nphe1]NC(1-13)NH2, [F/G]NC(1-13)NH2, or NST, the inhibitions of NC were antagonized by [Nphe1]NC(1-13)NH2 and [F/G]NC(1-13)NH2 but not NST. However, [Nphe1]NC(1-13)NH2, [F/G]NC(1-13)NH2, and NST did not affect the inhibitions induced by morphine. Furthermore, [Nphe1]NC(1-13)NH2, [F/G]NC(1-13)NH2 and NST did not cause any appreciable effects on EFS-induced eNANC and cholinergic constrictions in guinea pig bronchi. The results demonstrate that [Nphe1]NC(1-13)NH2 and [F/G]NC(1- 13)NH2 but not NST act as selective antagonists of the NC receptor and the effects of NC on EFS-induced constrictions of guinea pig isolated bronchus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yang, Q; Chen, Y; Fu, C; Chang, M; Peng, Y; Wang, R

Published Date

  • January 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 185 - 188

PubMed ID

  • 16472082

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16472082

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1875-5305

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0929-8665

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2174/092986606775101706

Language

  • eng