volume 17, issue 5, P487-493 1998
DOI: 10.1076/ceyr.17.5.487.5190
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Abstract: These results demonstrate that (1) hyperoxia stimulates in vitro ET-1 secretion in bovine retinal and adrenal capillary endothelial cells, and (2) captopril and nifedipine downregulate ET-1 secretion under normoxic and hyperoxic culture conditions, in a dose-dependent fashion. We speculate that ET-1 may be involved in retinal vessel vasoconstriction seen early in the development of ROP. Further, ACE inhibitors and calcium-channel blocking agents, such as captopril and nifedipine, may provide an avenue for bloc…

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