TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.19, no.4, pp.380-386, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
5-nitro-2-(3-phenylpropylamino)-benzoate, Cl channel, Endothelin-1, Cerebral vasospasm, CEREBRAL VASOSPASM, SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, ACTIVATED CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM CURRENTS, NIFLUMIC ACID, CL, TONE, DEPOLARIZATION, NEUROTOXICITY, NORADRENALINE
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AIM: Endothelin-1 (ET-1) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of cerebral vasospasm. Chloride (Cl-) channels exist in vascular smooth muscle and activation of these channels leads to depolarization and contraction. The aim of the present study was to test the effect of 5-nitro-2-(3-phenylpropylamino)-benzoate (NPPB), a Cl- channel antagonist, on the ET-1-induced cerebral vasospasm in rabbit basilar artery and thus investigate the contribution of Cl- channels.