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Contribution of P2-purinoceptors to neurogenic contraction of rat urinary bladder smooth muscle.

1. The contribution of P2-purinoceptors to neurogenic contraction was investigated in rat urinary bladder smooth muscle by measurement of isotonic tension. 2. Contraction of rat urinary bladder smooth muscle induced by electrical stimulation was decreased to 84.19 +/- 3.90% of the control (n = 16) in the presence of atropine (1 microM), which was further decreased to 38.80 +/- 2.75% of the control (n = 49) in the presence of both atropine and 10 microM alpha, beta-methylene adenosine 5'-triphosphate (alpha, beta-Me ATP). 3. The contractile response induced by electrical stimulation in the presence of atropine and alpha, beta-Me ATP was decreased to 27.81 +/- 4.07% (n = 23) and 26.63 +/- 5.01% (n = 15) of the control, by the addition of 100 microM cibacron blue 3GA and 100 microM suramin, respectively. The application of 100 microM adenosine 5'-o-2-thiodiphosphate (ADP beta S) in the presence of atropine and alpha, beta-Me ATP decreased the contractile response induced by electrical stimulations to 17.15 +/- 3.71% (n = 15) of the control. 4. Pretreatment of muscle strips with 100 microM ADP beta S significantly reduced the response to either 200 microM alpha, beta-methylene adenosine 5'-diphosphate or 200 microM ADP beta S. 5. Uridine 5'-triphosphate (100 microM to 1 mM) concentration-dependently contracted muscle strips, and this contraction was significantly antagonized by desensitization of P2-receptors with alpha, beta-Me ATP (10 microM), and completely antagonized by pretreatment of muscle strips with both alpha, beta-Me ATP and ADP beta S (100 microM).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[1]

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