Effect of nitric oxide generators on ischemia-reperfusion injury and histamine release in isolated perfused guinea pig heart.Int Arch Allergy Appl Immunol. 1991; 94(1-4):257-8.IA
In an ischemia-reperfusion model obtained in isolated perfused guinea pig heart by means of a double ligature of the left anterior descending coronary artery, the reperfusion of the ischemic myocardium leads to a release of lactate dehydrogenase and histamine, related to a decrease in the microdensitometry of cardiac mast cells and to a tissue calcium overload. The perfusion of the heart with L-arginine and with nitric oxide donors significantly reduces the release of histamine, the loss of mast cell metachromasia and calcium overload. These effects were potentiated by superoxide dismutase.