Arterial smooth muscle contractions in spontaneously hypertensive rats on a high-calcium diet.

@article{Prsti1992ArterialSM,
  title={Arterial smooth muscle contractions in spontaneously hypertensive rats on a high-calcium diet.},
  author={Ilkka H. P{\"o}rsti},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={1992},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={255-63}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of a high-calcium diet upon blood pressure, vascular smooth muscle contractions and intracellular free calcium in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats. DESIGN Eight-week old animals were placed on a normal-calcium diet (1.1% calcium; SHR and WKY rat groups) or a high-calcium diet (2.1% calcium; Ca-SHR and Ca-WKY rat groups) and observed for 12 weeks. METHODS Blood pressure was measured indirectly by the tail-cuff… CONTINUE READING