P-450 metabolites, including the epoxyeicosatrienoic acids, are likely candidates for endothelial derived hyperpolarising factor (EDHF). In the present study, we confirm that the stable analogue 11-nonyloxyundec-8(Z)-enoic acid is a vasodilator of murine vessels. However, we also show that the 'epoxyeicosatrienoic acid receptor' antagonist 14,15 EEZE similarly dilates murine vessels contracted with U46619, prostaglandin F 2α or methoxamine, but not with endothelin-1 or potassium. We suggest that 14,15 EEZE is a partial agonist for the epoxyeicosatrienoic acids/EDHF receptor. These results illustrate an important pharmacological property of this antagonists, which is being increasingly used to study the nature of EDHF.
- 14,15 EEZE
- EDHF (Endothelial derived hyperpolarising factor)
- Mesenteric artery
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