Fluoride Action Network


Evidence is presented that accumulation of cAMP in isolated rat thoracic aorta and diaphragm is stimulated by several fluorine containing compounds (NaF, Na2PO3F (MFP) and SnF2). Time course experiments with NaF showed that maximal stimulation of cAMP accumulation was observed within 2.5 min. NaF and MFP produced significant increases in cAMP accumulation at concentrations of 0.1 microM and SnF2 produced a significant increase at 0.01 microM. The sensitivity of these tissues to the fluorine compounds is similar to that previously reported (Curro and Mickunas, 1981) for the inhibition of norepinephrine induced contractions by fluorine compounds in isolated thoracic aorta.