Waseem Kalair

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Calcineurin mediates repression of plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase-4 (PMCA4) expression in neurons, whereas c-Myb is known to repress PMCA1 expression in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). Here, we describe a novel mouse VSMC line (MOVAS) in which 45Ca efflux rates decreased 50%, fura 2-AM-based intracellular Ca2+ concentrations ([Ca2+]i) increased twofold,(More)
Inhibiting activity of the c-Myb transcription factor attenuates G1 to S phase cell cycle transitions in vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in vitro. To determine the effects of arterial SMC-specific expression of a dominant-negative c-Myb molecule (Myb-Engrailed) on vascular remodeling in vivo, we performed carotid artery wire-denudation in 2 independent(More)
In vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs), several mechanisms act in concert to regulate the intracellular calcium concentration [Ca2+]i, which may in turn affect vascular tone. One such mechanism is the extrusion of Ca2+ by the plasma membrane calcium ATPase (PMCA). To address, in particular, the role of the neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-associating(More)
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