Chronic L-name and blood pressure in conscious mice

D. L. Mattson, Frank Park, W. G. Hope, A. W. Cowley

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In the present experiments we developed a technique which enables the daily measurement of arterial pressure and continuous intravenous infusion of fluids to conscious mice for periods up to 3 weeks. Swiss-Webster mice (32-41g) were anesthetized and the femoral artery and vein were catheterized. The catheters were tunneled subcutaneously and exteriorized in a lightweight spring attached to an infusion swivel at the top of the cage. Following a 5-7 day recovery period from surgery, mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR) averaged 117±4 mmHg and 602±29 beats/min in unrestrained mice on a 1.0% NaCl diet (n=6). MAP was not different in a separate group of restrained mice (119±4 mmHg, n=5), though HR was significantly elevated (709±22 beats/min). Chronic L-NAME infusion (8.6 mg/kg/day, iv) to the unrestrained mice significantly increased MAP to 131±4 mmHg without altering HR after 5 days. MAP returned to control levels by the first post-control day. Pulse pressure was unaltered from control (17±2 mmHg) throughout the protocol, demonstrating catheter patency. These experiments illustrate the sensitivity of MAP in mice to chronic nitric oxide inhibition and the feasibility of long-term infusion and blood pressure measurements in conscious mice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFASEB Journal
Volume11
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Blood pressure
Names
Catheters
Arterial Pressure
Blood Pressure
Level control
NG-Nitroarginine Methyl Ester
Nutrition
Pressure measurement
Heart Rate
Surgery
Nitric Oxide
Experiments
Recovery
Fluids
Femoral Vein
Femoral Artery
Intravenous Infusions
Diet

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Mattson, D. L., Park, F., Hope, W. G., & Cowley, A. W. (1997). Chronic L-name and blood pressure in conscious mice. FASEB Journal, 11(3).

Chronic L-name and blood pressure in conscious mice. / Mattson, D. L.; Park, Frank; Hope, W. G.; Cowley, A. W.

In: FASEB Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3, 01.12.1997.

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Mattson, DL, Park, F, Hope, WG & Cowley, AW 1997, 'Chronic L-name and blood pressure in conscious mice', FASEB Journal, vol. 11, no. 3.
Mattson DL, Park F, Hope WG, Cowley AW. Chronic L-name and blood pressure in conscious mice. FASEB Journal. 1997 Dec 1;11(3).
Mattson, D. L. ; Park, Frank ; Hope, W. G. ; Cowley, A. W. / Chronic L-name and blood pressure in conscious mice. In: FASEB Journal. 1997 ; Vol. 11, No. 3.
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