C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) and Endothelin-1 are paracrine peptides with opposing vascular and mitogenic actions. In cardiac myocytes, CNP reduced contractility and induced accumulation of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). Endothelin-1 caused an increase in contractile amplitude, abolished the negative inotropic effect of CNP, reduced the negative inotropic effect of a membrane permeable cGMP, and inhibited cGMP accumulation induced by CNP. We conclude that endothelin-1 abolishes the negative inotropic effect of CNP. This effect may be mediated by inhibition of the negative inotropic actions of cGMP as well as by reduction of cGMP levels.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Pharmacology|
|State||Published - 6 Jul 2001|
- Natriuretic peptide
- Neonatal, rat