Lăcrămioara Serban

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Adrenomedullin (ADM), a ubiquitous vasoactive peptide, has been the target of a multitude of studies concerning its effect on the vascular tone. The present work aims at clarifying a series of its interactions with the renin-angiotensin system. The study uses the rat aorta ring as a model of conductance vessels, with or without vascular endothelium, and the(More)
The contractile status of smooth muscle depends upon cytosolic Ca2+, the Ca(2+)-sensitivity of actin-myosin interaction and various calcium-independent mechanisms. This second part of our overview is devoted to the complex involvement of endoplasmic reticulum in the cytosolic Ca2+ signals related to smooth muscle contractile activity, with a focus on the(More)
Smooth muscle contractile activity depends upon cytosolic Ca2+, the Ca(2+)-sensitivity of actin-myosin interaction and several auxiliary mechanisms. This section presents the plasmalemmal Ca2+ fluxes in relation with the functional structure of their supportive proteins and the contractile impact. Summaries of classical data are accompanied by examples of(More)
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