Christoph Altmann

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1 We have compared the signalling mechanisms involved in the pertussis toxin-sensitive and -insensitive contraction of rat isolated mesenteric microvessels elicited by sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC) and noradrenaline (NA), respectively. 2 The phospholipase D inhibitor butan-1-ol (0.3%), the store-operated Ca(2+) channel inhibitor SK>F 96,365 (10 microM),(More)
1 The lysophospholipids, lysophosphatidic acid and sphingosine 1-phosphate, have been reported to activate platelets. Here we examined effects of the naturally occurring related sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC) on human platelet function. 2 Platelet activation was determined as aggregation, elevation of intracellular Ca(2+) concentrations, surface(More)
The direct determinants of coronary flow are lumen area and blood flow velocity; however, the precise mechanisms that control these factors are not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to assess by which mechanisms lumen area and coronary flow velocity interact with hemodynamic and morphometric factors, thereby influencing coronary flow.(More)
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