Angiotensin AT1B receptor mediates calcium signaling in vascular smooth muscle cells of AT1A receptor-deficient mice.

Abstract

Our studies on angiotensin II receptor subtype 1A (AT1A) knockout mice define how endogenous receptors other than AT1A receptors stimulate changes in cytosolic calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) in cultured aortic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Wild-type cells have a 1.7 ratio of AT1A/AT1B receptor mRNA as determined by semiquantitative reverse… (More)

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