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Mesenteric Artery Contraction and Relaxation Studies Using Automated Wire Myography
 

Mesenteric Artery Contraction and Relaxation Studies Using Automated Wire Myography

Article doi: 10.3791/3119
September 22nd, 2011

Summary September 22nd, 2011

An automated myography method for force measurements in isolated mesenteric arteries is described. It employs a Mulvany-Halpern Auto Dual Wire Myograph 510A to determine responses to phenylephrine and extracellular calcium. The method allows consistent determination of isometric responses to agonists in small vessels of diameters of 60 - 300 μm, independently.

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