Differential management of Ca2+ oscillations by anterior pituitary cells: a comparative overview.

@article{Kwiecien1998DifferentialMO,
  title={Differential management of Ca2+ oscillations by anterior pituitary cells: a comparative overview.},
  author={R Kwiecien and Constance Hammond},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={135-51}
}
Most electrical and ionic properties of anterior pituitary cells are common to all pituitary cell types; only gonadotropes exhibit a few cell specific features. Under basal conditions, the majority of pituitary cells in vitro, irrespective of their cell type, display spontaneous action potentials and [Ca2+]i transients that result from rhythmic Ca2+ entry through L-type Ca2+ channels. The main function of these action potentials is to maintain cells in a readily activable responsive state. We… CONTINUE READING

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