Functional coordination of the spread of vasodilations through skeletal muscle microvasculature: implications for blood flow control.

@article{Twynstra2012FunctionalCO,
  title={Functional coordination of the spread of vasodilations through skeletal muscle microvasculature: implications for blood flow control.},
  author={Jasna Twynstra and Della A Ruiz and Coral L Murrant},
  journal={Acta physiologica},
  year={2012},
  volume={206 4},
  pages={229-41}
}
AIM We sought to understand the integrated vascular response to muscle contraction by determining how different branch orders of the terminal microvascular network respond to stimulation using a K(ATP) channel opener pinacidil (PIN) as a muscle contraction mimetic. METHODS Using the blood perfused, hamster cremaster preparation in situ, we locally micropipette-applied 10(-5) M PIN on the capillaries, Branch arteriole (third order, two branch orders up from the capillaries) and transverse… CONTINUE READING