Cholinoceptive and cholinergic properties of cardiomyocytes involving an amplification mechanism for vagal efferent effects in sparsely innervated ventricular myocardium.

Abstract

Our recent studies have shown that, as indicated by vagal stimulation, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor donepezil, an anti-Alzheimer's disease drug, prevents progression of heart failure in rats with myocardial infarction, and activates a common cell survival signal shared by acetylcholine (ACh) in vitro. On the basis of this and evidence that vagal… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2009.07208.x

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@article{Kakinuma2009CholinoceptiveAC, title={Cholinoceptive and cholinergic properties of cardiomyocytes involving an amplification mechanism for vagal efferent effects in sparsely innervated ventricular myocardium.}, author={Yoshihiko Kakinuma and Tsuyoshi Akiyama and Takayuki Sato}, journal={The FEBS journal}, year={2009}, volume={276 18}, pages={5111-25} }