Acetaldehyde inhibits current through voltage-dependent calcium channels.

@article{Morales1997AcetaldehydeIC,
  title={Acetaldehyde inhibits current through voltage-dependent calcium channels.},
  author={Jose Andre Morales and Jeffrey L. Ram and Jongwoo Song and Ricardo A. Brown},
  journal={Toxicology and applied pharmacology},
  year={1997},
  volume={143 1},
  pages={70-4}
}
Ethanol consumption is often accompanied by an increase in both cardiac and vascular dysfunction. Underlying mechanisms may include direct actions of acetaldehyde (ACA), the principal by-product of ethanol metabolism, which has previously been shown to decrease both KCl- and nonrepinephrine-elicited contractions of isolated aortic rings. To determine… CONTINUE READING