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Up-regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase through beta(2)-adrenergic receptor--the role of a beta-blocker with NO-releasing action.

We determined the existence and role of beta(2)-adrenergic receptor in cultured BAECs through the effect of a beta-blocker having NO releasing action; 3,4-dihydro-8(2-hydroxy-3-isopropylamino)-propoxy-3-nitroxy-2H-1-benzopyran; nipradilol on eNOS and eNOS regulatory protein caveolin-1. beta(2) receptor exists in BAECs. eNOS mRNA and protein were up-regulated by its treatment whereas those of caveolin were not altered considerably. This eNOS up-regulatory action was abolished by beta(2) receptor antagonist, ICI-118551. Increase of NO metabolites, protein and mRNA of eNOS was also partially inhibited by co-treatment of NOS inhibitor, L-NA with nipradilol. This is the first investigation of the action of non-selective beta blocker on eNOS through beta(2) receptor. The drug increases NO on incubation with BAECs about 50% as a NO donor and about 50% as results of eNOS up-regulation.[1]

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  1. Up-regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase through beta(2)-adrenergic receptor--the role of a beta-blocker with NO-releasing action. Jayachandran, M., Hayashi, T., Sumi, D., Thakur, N.K., Kano, H., Ignarro, L.J., Iguchi, A. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2001) [Pubmed]
 
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