Fatty acids directly increase the activity of Ca(2+)-activated K+ channels in rabbit coronary smooth muscle cells.

@article{Ahn1994FattyAD,
  title={Fatty acids directly increase the activity of Ca(2+)-activated K+ channels in rabbit coronary smooth muscle cells.},
  author={Duck Sun Ahn and Young Bu Kim and Y. H. Lee and Byung Seung Kang and Deok Hyun Kang},
  journal={Yonsei medical journal},
  year={1994},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={10-24}
}
The large conductance Ca2+ activated K+ channel (BK channel) has been considered to play an important role in the excitability and contractility of vascular smooth muscle cells. Activation of the BK channel causes the hyperpolarization and relaxation of vascular smooth muscle cells. It has been reported that fatty acids can affect the BK channel activity… CONTINUE READING