Effects of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) on the neuromuscular complex in the bovine ovarian follicle wall
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1. When stimulating the local nerves in the bovine ovarian follicle wall preparation (4 Hz, 1 ms pulse duration and 7.5 V between the electrodes) vasoactive intestinal polypeptide reduced the neurogenic contraction and at the highest concentration tested (3 x 10(-7) M) almost abolished the response. Peptide histidine isoleucine only slightly reduced the contraction. 2. Strips from the follicle wall of bovine ovaries were incubated in Krebs-Ringer solution containing [3H]-noradrenaline for measurement of transmitter liberation during electrical field stimulation (5 Hz frequency, 1 ms pulse duration, 10 V between the electrodes). Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide had no effect on the electrically induced efflux of radioactivity. 3. Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide and its related peptide, peptide histidine isoleucine, relaxed precontracted follicle strips dose dependently with I(max) at 3 x 10(-7) M of 60% and 40% respectively. 4. Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide 10(-7) M did not alter the EC50 value of the noradrenaline-(10(-9)-10(-4) M) or carbachol-induced (10(-8)-3 x 10(-4) M) contraction in the follicle strips, but significantly reduced the E(max) value of the noradrenaline but not the carbochol-mediated contraction. 5. These results suggests that vasoactive intestinal polypeptide, and to some extent peptide histidine isoleucine, have a postjunctional role in ovarian follicle contractility and might further interfere with the ovulatory process.
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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK
|Tidskrift||Journal of Autonomic Pharmacology|
|Status||Published - 1993|
|Peer review utförd||Ja|