Inhibition of nitric oxide synthesis by systemic N(G)-monomethyl-L-arginine administration in humans: effects on interstitial adenosine, prostacyclin and potassium concentrations in resting and contracting skeletal muscle

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We examined whether the formation or the release of the vasodilators adenosine, prostacyclin (PGI(2)) and potassium (K(+)) increase in skeletal muscle interstitium in response to nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibition. Five subjects performed one-legged knee extensor exercise at 30 W without (controls) and with prior N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) infusion (4 mg/kg, intravenously). Samples from the interstitial fluid were obtained at rest, during exercise and after exercise with the microdialysis technique. Interstitial adenosine in controls increased (p0.05) to controls. The 6-keto-prostaglandin F1alpha concentration in controls was 1.17+/-0.20 ng/ml at rest and increased (p0.05) in L-NAME. The interstitial K(+) concentration in controls increased (p
TidsskriftJournal of Vascular Research
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)297-302
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 2000

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