Lyudmyla Borysova

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The microcirculation is the site of gas and nutrient exchange. Control of central or local signals acting on the myocytes, pericytes and endothelial cells within it, is essential for health. Due to technical problems of accessibility, the mechanisms controlling Ca2+ signalling and contractility of myocytes and pericytes in different sections of(More)
Ureteric peristalsis, which occurs via alternating contraction and relaxation of ureteric smooth muscle, ensures the unidirectional flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder. Understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying ureteric excitation-contraction coupling, however, is limited. To address these knowledge deficits, and in particular to test(More)
In the myometrium SR Ca(2+) depletion promotes an increase in force but unlike several other smooth muscles, there is no Ca(2+) sparks-STOCs coupling mechanism to explain this. Given the importance of the control of contractility for successful parturition, we have examined, in pregnant rat myometrium, the effects of SR Ca(2+)-ATPase (SERCA) inhibition on(More)
In ureteric microvessels the antagonistic relationship between Ca(2+) signalling in endothelium and Ca(2+) oscillations in myocytes and pericytes of arterioles and venules involves nitric oxide (NO), but the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. In the present study we investigated the effects of carbachol and NO donor SNAP on Ca(2+) signalling and(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play important roles in tissue repair and cancer progression. Our recent work suggests that some mesenchymal cells, notably myofibroblasts exhibit regulated exocytosis resembling that seen in neuroendocrine cells. We now report that MSCs also exhibit regulated exocytosis. Both a G-protein coupled receptor agonist, chemerin, and(More)
Recent advances in pericyte research have contributed to our understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of microvessels. The microvasculature consists of arteriolar and venular networks located upstream and downstream of the capillaries. Arterioles are surrounded by a monolayer of spindle-shaped myocytes, while terminal branches of precapillary(More)
In this review, we give a state-of-the-art account of uterine contractility, focussing on excitation-contraction (electro-mechanical) coupling (ECC). This will show how electrophysiological data and intracellular calcium measurements can be related to more modern techniques such as confocal microscopy and molecular biology, to advance our understanding of(More)
Transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8) is the principal cold and menthol receptor channel. Characterized primarily for its cold-sensing role in sensory neurons, it is expressed and functional in several nonneuronal tissues, including vasculature. We previously demonstrated that menthol causes variable mechanical responses (vasoconstriction,(More)
PHYSIOLOGY, BIOPHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY Correction for “Direct visualization of the arterial wall water permeability barrier using CARS microscopy,” by Bertrand M. Lucotte, Chloe Powell, Jay R. Knutson, Christian A. Combs, Daniela Malide, Zu-Xi Yu, Mark Knepper, Keval D. Patel, Anna Pielach, Errin Johnson, Lyudmyla Borysova, Kim A. Dora, and Robert(More)
In experiments, carried out with the use of a radioactive label (45Ca2+) on suspension of rat uterus myocytes treated with digitonin solution (0.1 mg/ml), influence of spermine on the Mg2+, ATP-dependent Ca2+ transport in the mitochondria was investigated. Ca2+ accumulation in the mitochondria was tested as such which was blocked by ruthenium red (10(More)