Characteristics of cultured subepithelial fibroblasts in the rat small intestine. II. Localization and functional analysis of endothelin receptors and cell-shape-independent gap junction permeability

Abstract

Subepithelial fibroblasts form a cellular network with gap junctions under the epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract. Previously, we have reported their unique characteristics, such as reversible rapid cell-shape changes from a flat to a stellate configuration induced by dBcAMP and endothelins (ETs), and Ca2+ responses to, for example, ETs, ATP, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00441-004-0958-7

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