Endothelin-1 suppresses plasma membrane Ca++-ATPase, concomitant with contraction of hepatic sinusoidal endothelial fenestrae.

Intracytoplasmic free calcium ions (Ca++) are maintained at a very low concentration in mammalian tissue by extruding Ca++ from the cytoplasm against a steep extracellular Ca++ concentration gradient, mainly through the activity of plasma membrane Ca++ pump-ATPase. The present study aimed to elucidate how endothelin-1 (ET-1) affects the morphology of… CONTINUE READING