Aminophylline enhances contractility of frog skeletal muscle: an effect dependent on extracellular calcium.


The effects of aminophylline (10-500 microM) on isometric twitch and tetanic forces were studied in vitro on frog semitendinosus muscle. Two hypotheses were tested: 1) that micromolar concentrations of aminophylline enhanced contractility of isolated skeletal muscle and 2) that the potentiating effect of aminophylline was dependent on the presence of… (More)


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