Modulation of Ca2+ and Na+ transport by taurine in heart and vascular smooth muscle.

@article{Bkaily1996ModulationOC,
  title={Modulation of Ca2+ and Na+ transport by taurine in heart and vascular smooth muscle.},
  author={Ghassan B Bkaily and George Haddad and Doris Jaalouk and Nadine Gros-Louis and Majda Taoudi Benchekroun and Radha Naik and Pierre Pothier and Pedro D'Orl{\'e}ans-Juste and Michel Bui and Shimin Wang and Nicholas Sperelakis},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={403},
  pages={263-73}
}
Using the whole-cell voltage clamp technique, taurine was found to affect different types of various ionic currents including T and L-type Ca2+ currents, slow Na+ and fast Na+ currents as well as the delayed outward K+ current. Also, in normal situations, taurine had no effect on the Na(+)-Ca2+ exchange current. The effect of taurine on the different types of ionic currents appears to depend on [Ca2+]o and [Ca2+]i and may also vary according to the tissue or cell type studied. Using standard… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-9 of 9 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…