Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Does cigarette smoking increase plasma urotensin II concentrations?
Authors: Gold, SJ
Thompson, JP
Williams, JP
Helm, EE
Sadler, J
Song, W
Ng, LL
Lambert, DG
First Published: Mar-2007
Citation: EUR J CLIN PHARMACOL, 2007, 63 (3), pp. 253-257
Abstract: Human urotensin II (UII) acts on the urotensin (UT) receptor and is the most potent mammalian vasoconstrictor identified to date. The role of UII in human cardiovascular regulation remains unclear, and the results of plasma measurements have been conflicting, perhaps because different measurement techniques have been used. The effects of cigarette smoking on plasma UII concentrations are unknown. The primary aim of our study was to demonstrate whether cigarette smoking had any effect on plasma UII concentrations in otherwise healthy volunteers. Our secondary aim was to compare the results obtained from assaying simultaneously using both radioimmunoassay (RIA) and immunoluminometric assay (ILMA).
DOI Link: 10.1007/s00228-006-0252-6
ISSN: 0031-6970
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in LRA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.