Do calcium waves propagate between cells and synchronize alternating calcium release in rat ventricular myocytes?


The aim was to investigate the propagation of Ca(2+) waves between cells and determine whether this synchronizes alternating Ca(2+) release between cells. Experiments were carried out on electrically coupled cell pairs; spontaneous Ca(2+) waves were produced by elevating external Ca(2+). There was a significant difference in the ability of these waves to… (More)
DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2012.245241