Evidence for VIP1/PACAP receptors in the afferent pathway mediating surgery-induced fundic relaxation in the rat
Boeckxstaens, Guy × Hollmann, M Heisterkamp, SH Robberecht, P de Jonge, WJ van den Wijngaard, RMJGJ Tytgat, GNJ Blommaart, PJE #
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British journal of pharmacology vol:131 issue:4 pages:705-710
1 We previously reported activation of an inhibitory adrenergic and a non-adrenergic noncholinergic (NANC) pathway during abdominal surgery relaxing the rat gastric fundus. In the present study, we investigated the possible role of nitric oxide (NO) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) in the NANC part of the surgery-induced fundic relaxation.