Eriko Takimoto

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The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is the most important regulator of electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure. Our recently generated transgenic mice carrying either the human renin (hREN) or human angiotensinogen (hANG) genes did not develop hypertension but dual gene strains obtained by cross-mating separate lines of mice exhibited a chronically(More)
The Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX) on the plasma membrane is thought to be the main calcium extrusion system from the cytosol to the extracellular space in many mammalian excitable cells including cardiac myocytes. However, the precise roles of NCX are still unclear because of lack of its specific inhibitors. We generated NCX1-deficient mice by gene targeting(More)
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