Tezosentan attenuates organ injury and mesenteric blood flow decrease in endotoxemia and cecal ligation and puncture


ERDEM A., Sevgili A. M., Akbiyik F., ATİLLA P., Cakar N., Balkanci Z. D., ...More

JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, vol.141, no.2, pp.211-219, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 141 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jss.2006.08.028
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-219
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background. Decreased mesenteric blood flow and multiple organ injury due to free radicals are the consequences of septic shock. Since the blockade of endothelin receptors was reported to exert beneficial effects, we investigated the effects of tezosentan, a novel dual endothelin receptor antagonist, in two different experimental models of septic shock induced either by the injection of Escherichia coli endotoxin (ETX, 20 mg/kg, i.p.) or by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP).