Publications [#174067] of G. Allan Johnson

Papers Published
  1. MG Wendling, DW DuCharme, GA Johnson, RB McCall, DT Pals, U-54,669F: a novel hypotensive agent., Federation proceedings, vol. 42 no. 2 (February, 1983), pp. 162-6 .

    U-54,669F, a new antihypertensive agent, administered orally was associated with dose-related hypotensive responses in conscious, spontaneously hypertensive, and normotensive rats (0.015-0.5 mg/kg) and in supine conscious monkeys (1-10 mg/kg). No loss of hypotensive efficacy of U-54,669F was observed after 1 wk of daily repetitive treatment. U-54,669F did not alter electrical postganglionic sympathetic nerve activity or postsynaptic sympathetic function. Hypotensive responses to U-54,669F were blunted in spinal cats. U-54,669F was associated with dose-related decreases in norepinephrine (NE) levels in plasma and in cardiac and splenic tissue, whereas brain NE was unaltered. U-54,669F attenuated vascular responses associated with electrical stimulation of sympathetic nerves. However, at hypotensive doses, U-54,669F did not impair the ability of monkeys to withstand orthostatic stress, or contraction of the nictitating membrane secondary to sympathetic stimulation in the cat. U-54,669F appears to alter peripheral sympathetic neurogenic function, but apparently does not enter the central nervous system and does not impair the ability to withstand orthostatic stress at effective hypotensive doses.