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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2015; 61(3): 28-34


P.I. Yanchuk, L.A. Slobodianyk

    Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


It was shown in acute experiments on laboratory rats that intraportalinjectionof hydrogen sulfide’s precursor L-cysteine (15 mg/kg)caused dilatation of the intrahepatic vessels. As a result, systemic blood pressure (SBP) and blood pressure in the portal vein (PVP) significantly decreased on 17,6 and 24,5%, respectively, and the rate of local blood flow in the liver (LF) and its blood filling (BF) increased on 28,2 and 24,4% respectively. Application of hydrogen sulfide donor NaHS (7 mg/kg) resulted in similarly directed changes: SBP and PVP decreased on 20,8% і 26,2% respectively,LF and BF increased on 16,4% and 30,9% respectively. Application of L-cysteine in the conditions of tsystationin-gamma-lyase blockade by LDproparhilhlitsyn led to an increase in SBP on 20,4 % and PVP on 26,6% and a decrease of BF on 21,5% and LF in the liver on 11,7% comparing with baseline values of these parameters. So, blockade of tsystationin-gamma-lyase not only completely removed the effects of L-cysteine, but also inhibited synthesis of H2S from its endogenous predecessors,which led to vasoconstriction of liver’s blood vessels and, consequently, to an increase of blood pressure and a decrease of liver blood flow rat’s and volume of blood deposited in liver

Keywords: hydrogen sulfide; L-cysteine; NaHS; liver; blood filling; portal pressure.


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