Contractility and pacemaker cells in the prostate gland.

  title={Contractility and pacemaker cells in the prostate gland.},
  author={Dan-Thanh T. Nguyen and Anupa Dey and Richard J. Lang and Sab Ventura and Betty Exintaris},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={185 1},
PURPOSE We focused on the current opinion on mechanisms generating stromal tone in the prostate gland. MATERIALS AND METHODS We selected the guinea pig as the main species for investigation since its prostate has a high proportion of smooth muscle that undergoes age related changes similar in many respects to that in humans. The main techniques that we used were tension recording and electrophysiology. RESULTS We previously reported distinct electrical activity and cell types in the… CONTINUE READING
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