Cardiac excitation–contraction coupling

@article{Bers2002CardiacEC,
  title={Cardiac excitation–contraction coupling},
  author={Donald M. Bers},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={415},
  pages={198-205}
}
  • D. Bers
  • Published 10 January 2002
  • Biology, Physics
  • Nature
Of the ions involved in the intricate workings of the heart, calcium is considered perhaps the most important. It is crucial to the very process that enables the chambers of the heart to contract and relax, a process called excitation–contraction coupling. It is important to understand in quantitative detail exactly how calcium is moved around the various organelles of the myocyte in order to bring about excitation–contraction coupling if we are to understand the basic physiology of heart… 
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