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Thoracic Arteries

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  • There was also a significantly more frequent FDG uptake in the large thoracic arteries in case-patients compared with controls (43% versus 0%; P = 0.03) [1].
  • Electrophoretic analyses of the products of cell-free translation of elastin mRNA isolated from 17-day chick-embryo thoracic arteries have demonstrated that the elastin mRNA codes for polypeptides that are slightly larger than the cellular tropoelastin polypeptides synthesized and secreted by matrix-free artery cells [2].
  • METHODS: The change in mean diameter of the proximal thoracic artery was assessed by quantitative angiography after selective injections of acetylcholine and nitroglycerin [3].
  • RESULTS: The thoracic artery showed a 6.8% (P <. 001) and 9.0% (P <.001) increase in mean diameter after acetylcholine and nitroglycerin administration, respectively [3].
  • Oxygen tension (pO2) was measured in upper thoracic arteries and in muscular foci at the celiac bifurcation from atherosclerosis-susceptible White Carneau and atherosclerosis-resistant Show Racer pigeons at 6, 12, and 24 weeks of age [4].

Biological context of Thoracic Arteries


Anatomical context of Thoracic Arteries

  • Haemoglobin (10(-5) M, incubated with the artery for 5 min, significantly reduced the level of cGMP in all vessels with endothelium: 35.3 +/- 4.4 (basilar), 16.0 +/- 2.1 (ear), 14.0 +/- 1.9 (common carotid) and 8.7 +/- 1.2 pmol/g tissue (thoracic artery) [6].

Associations of Thoracic Arteries with chemical compounds


  1. Positron emission tomography (PET): evaluation of chronic periaortitis. Salvarani, C., Pipitone, N., Versari, A., Vaglio, A., Serafini, D., Bajocchi, G., Salvo, D., Buzio, C., Greco, P., Boiardi, L. Arthritis Rheum. (2005) [Pubmed]
  2. Elastin biosynthesis in chick-embryo arteries. Studies on the intracellular site of synthesis of tropoelastin. Saunders, N.A., Grant, M.E. Biochem. J. (1984) [Pubmed]
  3. Functional integrity and aging of the left internal thoracic artery after coronary artery bypass surgery. Amoroso, G., Tio, R.A., Mariani, M.A., Van Boven, A.J., Jessurun, G.A., Monnink, S.H., Grandjean, J.G., Boonstra, P.W., Crijns, H.J. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. (2000) [Pubmed]
  4. Oxygen tension within the arterial wall: relationship to altered bioenergetic metabolism and lipid accumulation. Hajjar, D.P., Farber, I.C., Smith, S.C. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. (1988) [Pubmed]
  5. The difference between nicardipine and its enantiomers on inhibiting vasoconstriction of isolated rabbit thoracic artery. Wang, S., He, L., Yun, B. Arch. Pharm. Res. (2005) [Pubmed]
  6. Comparison of spontaneously released endothelium-derived relaxing factor in cerebral and extracerebral arteries in rabbits. Hongo, K., Tsukahara, T., Kassell, N.F., Kobayashi, S. Neurol. Res. (1993) [Pubmed]
  7. Vasorelaxing properties of some phenylacridine type potassium channel openers in isolated rabbit thoracic arteries. Berkan, O., Saraç, B., Simşek, R., Yildirim, S., Sarioğlu, Y., Safak, C. European journal of medicinal chemistry. (2002) [Pubmed]
  8. Is median thoracic artery a target organ artery for estradiol and progesterone? A comparison with uterine artery. Guis, F., Letur-Könirsch, H., Vincent, Y., Olivennes, F., Fernandez, H., Frydman, R. J. Assist. Reprod. Genet. (1995) [Pubmed]
  9. Antihypertensive effect of trichlormethiazide in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Ueda, M., Matsuda, S., Tonda, K., Matsunaga, K. Jpn. J. Pharmacol. (1978) [Pubmed]
  10. Stimulus-specific patterns of myosin light chain phosphorylation in smooth muscle of rabbit thoracic artery. Seto, M., Sasaki, Y., Sasaki, Y. Pflugers Arch. (1990) [Pubmed]
  11. Two major non-collagenous glycoproteins in embryonic chick arteries. Gibson, M.A., Grant, M.E., Jackson, D.S. Connect. Tissue Res. (1982) [Pubmed]
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