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Pressbox (Press Release) - However, in such vessels it is not yet clear whether the COX substrate AA, which could stimulate in vitro synthesis of PGI2 (Liu et al. 2012a), would evoke endothelium-dependent Tryptophan synthase contraction. Also, the specific role for each of the two COX isoforms in endothelial PGI2 synthesis has been a topic of heavy debate. Cyclo-oxygenase-2, originally thought to be an inducible form but later found to be expressed constitutively in vasculature, is commonly considered as a major source of endothelial PGI2 synthesis (FitzGerald et al. 2001; Cheng et al. 2002; Grosser et al. 2006). Meanwhile, an increasing number of studies indicate that COX-1 is the COX form functioning in the endothelium (Traupe et al. 2002; Tang et al. 2005; Sun et al. 2006; Ansari et al. 2007; Bolego et al. 2009; Kirkby et al. 2012; Liu et al. 2012a,b). However, COX-1 and -2 are suggested to vary in requirement for substrate; low concentrations (<2 ��m) of AA activate only COX-2, while higher concentrations favour the function of COX-1, arguing against PD98059 the role of COX-1 in physiological regulation of vascular function (Smith & Langenbach, 2001; Rouzer & Marnett, 2009; Ruan et al. 2012). Therefore, there is a pressing need to determine the activities of vascular COX-1 and -2 with a wide range of AA concentrations. Also, while the endothelium is usually considered essential for vascular PGI2 production, PGI2 synthase has also been found in the medial smooth muscle (Liu et al. 2012b,c). Thus, it would be of interest to establish whether PGI2 can also be generated in the medial smooth muscle from the intermediate COX product PGH2 that might diffuse from the endothelium (Ihara et al. 2000; Gluais et al. 2005; Vanhoutte, 2011). To address the above issues, aortae (abdominal and thoracic) and carotid arteries were isolated from C57BL/6 mice and from those lacking one of the two COX isoforms (COX-1?/? and COX-2?/?) for functional and biochemical analyses. http://www.selleckchem.com/ The vascular response was determined by isometric force measurement, while PGI2 synthesis was analysed by measuring the production of the metabolite 6-keto-PGF1�� with high-performance liquid chromatography�Cmass spectroscopy (HPLC-MS). All procedures performed on mice were in conformance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals published by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH publication no. 85-23, revised 1996) and approved by the Institutional Animal Research and Use Committee of Shantou University. Arachidonic acid (AA), N��-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME), phenylephrine (PE), ACh and the non-selective COX inhibitor indomethacin were purchased from Sigma (St Louis, MO, USA). Prostacyclin, 6-keto-PGF1��, PGH2 and the TP receptor antagonist SQ29548 were purchased from Cayman Chemical (Ann Arbor, MI, USA).Submitted by: