Ca(2+) release from ryanodine-sensitive store contributes to mechanism of hypoxic vasoconstriction in rat lungs.

Abstract

Studies of thapsigargin, cyclopiazonic acid, and ryanodine in isolated pulmonary arteries and smooth muscle cells suggest that release of Ca(2+) from inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP(3))- and/or ryanodine-sensitive sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) stores is a component of the mechanism of acute hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV). However, the actions of… (More)

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