Relaxation Mechanisms of Nitric Oxide Donors, b2-Adrenoreceptor Agonist and Their Synergistic Effect In Vitro in Airway Smooth Muscle:
Role of Potassium channels

Kirsi Vaali
Institute of Biomedicine,
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology,
University of Helsinki.
1999

Academic Dissertation

To be presented, with the assent of the Medical Faculty of the University of Helsinki, for public examination in the big auditorium of the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki, Siltavuorenpenger 10 A, on November 19th, 1999, at noon.

Supervisor:

Professor Heikki Vapaatalo, MD,
Institute of Biomedicine,
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology,
P.O. Box 8, 00014 University of Helsinki,
Finland

Reviewers:

Dr. Gert Folkerts, PhD,
Department of Pharmacology and Pathophysiology,
Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences,
P.O. Box 80082, 3508 TB Utrecht,
The Netherlands.

Docent Hannu Toivonen, MD,
Department of Anesthesiology,
Helsinki University Central Hospital,
P.O. Box 260, 00029 HUCH,
Finland.

Opponent:

Docent Hannu Kankaanranta, MD,
Medical School,
University of Tampere,
P.O. Box 607, 33101 Tampere,
Finland.

or

Department of Respiratory Medicine,
Tampere University Hospital,
Pikonlinna,
36280 Pikonlinna,
Finland.

Publisher of electronic version:
Helsingin yliopiston verkkojulkaisut,
Helsinki 1999
ISBN 951-45-8974-2 (HTML version)



To Ville, Siru, Jussi, Lilli, Olli and Bruno for their patient understanding.