Coupling of Ca(2+) to CREB activation and gene expression in intact cerebral arteries from mouse : roles of ryanodine receptors and voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels.

Pathological changes of the vasculature are characterized by changes in Ca(2+) handling and alterations in gene expression. In neurons and other cell types, [Ca(2+)](i) often drives changes in gene expression. However, the relationship between Ca(2+) signaling and gene expression in vascular smooth muscle is not well understood. This study examines the… (More)