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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. 2020; 66(4): 7-11


K.O. Drachuk, N.A. Dorofeyeva, V.F. Sagach

  1. Bogomoletz Institute of physiology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine


The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of propargylglycine (PAG), an inhibitor of the CSE-dependent pathway of hydrogensulfide synthesis, on the endotheliumdependent relaxation of aortic smooth muscle (SM) in old rats. It was found a violation of SM relaxation in this group of animals. The average value of its amplitude was 7.5 ± 1.4% compared with 64.9 ± 3.5% in healthy adult rats. PAG significantly improved endothelium-dependent relaxation in old rats, the average value of its amplitude increased from 7.5 ± 1.4% to 44,5 ± 3,2%. This effect was due to suppression of superoxide anion generation by inhibition of xanthineoxidase activity.

Keywords: aging; endothelium-dependent relaxation; oxidative stress; superoxide anion; propargylglycine.


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