Calcium-dependent and calcium-independent contractions in smooth muscles.


This review examines signal transduction pathways mediating agonist-induced contraction of circular muscle in the body of the esophagus and in the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). In the LES, circular muscle agonists activate a well-defined contractile pathway, involving calcium (Ca(2+))-induced activation of calmodulin and myosin kinase, causing… (More)


Figures and Tables

Sorry, we couldn't extract any figures or tables for this paper.