In this study, we found that antihypertensive di-peptide Val-Tyr (VY) showed a vascular relaxation effect in KCl-induced contraction of thoracic aorta rings from 18-week-old spontaneously hypertensive rats among di-peptides of VY, Ile-Tyr, and Tyr-Val irrespective of their angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory activity. The effect was endothelium-independent, and was closely associated with vascular responses in the vascular smooth muscle layer.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry