Guinea Pig Oxygen-Sensing and Carotid Body Functional Properties

Abstract

Mammals have developed different mechanisms to maintain oxygen supply to cells in response to hypoxia. One of those mechanisms, the carotid body (CB) chemoreceptors, is able to detect physiological hypoxia and generate homeostatic reflex responses, mainly ventilatory and cardiovascular. It has been reported that guinea pigs, originally from the Andes, have… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00285

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