Cromakalim effects of acetylcholine-induced changes in cytosolic calcium and tension in swine trachealis.

The effects of cromakalim, an ATP-sensitive K+ channel activator, on changes in cytosolic calcium concentration [( Ca++]i) and tension induced by acetylcholine (ACh; 0.1-10 microM) were examined in swine tracheal smooth muscle. Cromakalim (10 microM) hyperpolarized muscle cells by approximately 18 mV from -58 mV (resting membrane potential) to -76 mV… (More)