Potassium channel changes of peripheral blood T-lymphocytes from Kazakh hypertensive patients in Northwest China and the inhibition effect towards potassium channels by telmisartan.

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Increasing evidence indicates that chronic inflammation is a direct or indirect manifestation of hypertension. Potassium channels are thought to be critical for lymphocyte activation, which suggests that hypertension may be an inflammatory disease initiated at the ion channel level. METHODS This study investigated changes in interleukin… (More)
DOI: 10.5603/KP.a2015.0210

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