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Endothelium-Independent Effect of Fisetin on the Agonist-Induced Regulation of Vascular Contractility
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  • Journal title : Biomolecules and Therapeutics
  • Volume 24, Issue 1,  2016, pp.57-61
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Applied Pharmacology
  • DOI : 10.4062/biomolther.2015.104
 Title & Authors
Endothelium-Independent Effect of Fisetin on the Agonist-Induced Regulation of Vascular Contractility
Je, Hyun Dong; Sohn, Uy Dong; La, Hyen-Oh;
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 Abstract
Fisetin, a natural flavonoid found in a variety of vegetables and fruits, has been shown to possess many biological functions. The present study was undertaken to investigate the influence of fisetin on vascular smooth muscle contractility and to determine the mechanism involved. Denuded aortic rings from male rats were used and isometric contractions were recorded and combined with molecular experiments. Fisetin significantly relaxed fluoride-, thromboxane - or phorbol ester-induced vascular contraction suggesting as a possible anti-hypertensive on the agonist-induced vascular contraction regardless of endothelial nitric oxide synthesis. Furthermore, fisetin significantly inhibited fluoride-induced increases in pMYPT1 levels and phorbol ester-induced increases in pERK1/2 levels suggesting the mechanism involving the inhibition of Rho-kinase activity and the subsequent phosphorylation of MYPT1 and MEK activity and the subsequent phosphorylation of ERK1/2. This study provides evidence regarding the mechanism underlying the relaxation effect of fisetin on agonist-induced vascular contraction regardless of endothelial function.
 Keywords
ERK1/2;Fisetin;Fluoride;MYPT1;Phorbol ester;Rho-kinase;
 Language
English
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