Human endothelin ETA receptor antisense oligodeoxynucleotides inhibit endothelin-1 evoked vasoconstriction

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Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides to endothelin ETA receptor mRNA were used to characterize vascular smooth muscle receptors. The concentration-response curve showed a significant attenuation of endothelin-1-induced contraction in circular segments of the human superficial temporal artery. Endothelin ETB receptor antisense or mismatch oligodeoxynucleotides showed no alteration of the endothelin-1-induced contraction. Complementary experiments with the selective endothelin ETA receptor antagonist FR139317 demonstrated a shift of the concentration-response curve to the right in a competitive manner (pA2 = 6.93). The specific method of using the receptor antisense oligodeoxynucleotides approach revealed the presence of endothelin ETA receptors mediating contraction in the human superficial temporal artery.


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  • Pharmacology and Toxicology


  • Antisense oligodeoxynucleotide, Endothelin ETA receptor, Temporal artery, human
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-284
JournalEuropean Journal of Pharmacology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Publication categoryResearch