Mechanisms of cellular synchronization in the vascular wall. Mechanisms of vasomotion.

@article{Matchkov2010MechanismsOC,
  title={Mechanisms of cellular synchronization in the vascular wall. Mechanisms of vasomotion.},
  author={Vladimir V Matchkov},
  journal={Danish medical bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={57 10},
  pages={B4191}
}
Although the function of rhythmic contractions in the vascular wall - vasomotion - is still under debate, it has been suggested to play a significant role for tissue oxygen homeostasis and under pathological conditions where tissue perfusion is affected. Vasomotion has further been suggested to be important for blood pressure control and has been shown to be reduced in diabetes. Vasomotion is initiated by the coordinated activation of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in the vascular wall leading to… CONTINUE READING