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The goal of this study was to examine the effect of lipid emulsion on the vasodilation induced by ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels in isolated rat aortae and the underlying mechanism. The effects of Intralipid, containing 100% long-chain fatty acids, and Lipofundin MCT/LCT, containing 50% long-chain fatty acids plus 50% medium-chain fatty acids, on the vasodilation induced by levcromakalim in endothelium-intact aorta with or without NW-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) and in endothelium-denuded aorta were examined. The effects of L-arginine, L-NAME, glibenclamide, and Lipofundin MCT/LCT, alone or combined, on the levcromakalim-induced vasodilation were examined. Lipofundin MCT/LCT inhibited the levcromakalim-induced vasodilation of isolated endothelium-intact aortae, whereas Intralipid did not. In addition, Lipofundin MCT/LCT had no effect on the levcromakalim-induced vasodilation of endothelium-denuded rat aortae and endothelium-intact aortae with L-NAME. L-arginine and Lipofundin MCT/LCT produced more levcromakalim-induced vasodilation than Lipofundin MCT/LCT alone. Glibenclamide inhibited levcromakalim-induced vasodilation. Levcromakalim did not significantly alter endothelial nitric oxide synthase phosphorylation, whereas Lipofundin MCT/LCT decreased cyclic guanosine monophosphate. Lipofundin MCT/LCT did not significantly alter levcromakalim-induced membrane hyperpolarization. Taken together, these results suggest that Lipofundin MCT/LCT inhibits the vasodilation induced by levcromakalim by inhibiting basally released endothelial nitric oxide, which seems to occur through medium-chain fatty acids.


Soo Hee Lee, Dawon Kang, Seong-Ho Ok, Ji-Yoon Kim, Sung Il Bae, Yeran Hwang, Kyeong-Eon Park, Jong Won Kim, Ju-Tae Sohn. Lipofundin MCT/LCT Inhibits Levcromakalim-Induced Vasodilation by Inhibiting Endothelial Nitric Oxide Release. International journal of molecular sciences. 2020 Mar 04;21(5)

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PMID: 32143531

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