Viral calf enteritis

Mebus, C.A.

Journal of Dairy Science 59(6): 1175-1178


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-0302
PMID: 180068
DOI: 10.3168/jds.s0022-0302(76)84341-x
Accession: 017649426

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Cyclic nucleotide levels and tension were measured at various times during carbachol-induced smooth muscle contractions. Cyclic GMP levels were markedly increased during contractions of rat vas deferens, guinea pig myometrium and guinea pig taenia coli, but were unchanged during contractions of rat uterus or guinea pig ileum. No significant changes in cyclic GMP levels could be detected in estrogen-primed rat uteri at any of the times or drug concentrations studied. Even in tissues in which large increases in cyclic GMP levels could be detected during carbachol-induced contractions (i.e. guinea pig myometrium and taenia coli) the contractions appeared to precede the cyclic GMP increases by several seconds. No significant changes in cyclic AMP levels were observed during carbachol-induced contractions in any of the smooth muscles studied. Thus, changes in tissue levels of the cyclic nucleotides do not appear to be responsible for the initiation of carbachol-induced smooth muscle contractions.