Conserved smooth muscle contractility and blood pressure increase in response to high-salt diet in mice lacking the beta3 subunit of the voltage-dependent calcium channel.

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Voltage-dependent calcium channels are crucially important for calcium influx and the following smooth muscle contraction. Beta subunits of these channels are known to modify calcium currents through pore-forming alpha subunits. Among the four reported independent beta subunits, the beta3 subunit is expressed in smooth muscle cells and thought to compose L… (More)

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@article{Murakami2000ConservedSM, title={Conserved smooth muscle contractility and blood pressure increase in response to high-salt diet in mice lacking the beta3 subunit of the voltage-dependent calcium channel.}, author={Masami Murakami and Hisao Yamamura and Akira Murakami and Tomio Okamura and Kazuo Nunoki and M Mitui-Saito and Katsuhiko Muraki and Takuzou Hano and Yuji Imaizumi and T Flockerzi and Toshihiko Yanagisawa}, journal={Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology}, year={2000}, volume={36 Suppl 2}, pages={S69-73} }