Clinical studies have identified hypoadiponectinemia as an independent hypertension risk factor. It is known that adiponectin (APN) can directly cause vasodilation, but the doses required exceed physiologic levels several fold. In the current study, we determine the effect of physiologically relevant APN concentrations upon vascular tone, and investigate the mechanism(s) responsible. Physiologic APN concentrations alone induced no significant vasorelaxation. Interestingly, pretreatment of wild type mouse aortae with physiologic APN levels significantly enhanced acetylcholine (ACh)-induced vasorelaxation (P
Recommended CitationDu, Yunhui; Li, Rui; Lau, Wayne Bond; Zhao, Jianli; Lopez, Bernard; Christopher, Theodore A; Ma, Xin-Liang; and Wang, Yajing, "Adiponectin at Physiologically Relevant Concentrations Enhances the Vasorelaxative Effect of Acetylcholine via Cav-1/AdipoR-1 Signaling." (2016). Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Papers. Paper 43.
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