Non-L-type voltage-dependent calcium channels control vascular tone of the rat basilar artery.

@article{NavarroGonzalez2009NonLtypeVC,
  title={Non-L-type voltage-dependent calcium channels control vascular tone of the rat basilar artery.},
  author={Manuel F Navarro-Gonzalez and T. Hilton Grayson and Kate R Meaney and Leanne L. Cribbs and Caryl E. Hill},
  journal={Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={55-66}
}
1. Constriction of cerebral arteries is considered to depend on L-type voltage-dependent calcium channels (VDCCs); however, many previous studies have used antagonists with potential non-selective actions. Our aim was to determine the expression and function of VDCCs in the rat basilar artery. 2. The relative expression of VDCC subtypes was assessed using quantitative polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry. Data were correlated with physiological studies of vascular function… CONTINUE READING

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Received 1 April 2008, in revised form 30 April 2008. Accepted 5 May 2008. © C.E. Hill, 2008 Author for correspondence: Professor Caryl E. Hill, Division of Neuroscience, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Tel: +61 2 6125 2996 Fax: • 2008

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