Propagation of fast and slow intercellular Ca(2+) waves in primary cultured arterial smooth muscle cells.

@article{Halidi2011PropagationOF,
  title={Propagation of fast and slow intercellular Ca(2+) waves in primary cultured arterial smooth muscle cells.},
  author={Nadia Halidi and François-Xavier Boittin and J. M. B{\'e}ny and Jean-Jacques Meister},
  journal={Cell calcium},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={459-67}
}
Smooth muscle contraction is regulated by changes in cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)). In response to stimulation, Ca(2+) increase in a single cell can propagate to neighbouring cells through gap junctions, as intercellular Ca(2+) waves. To investigate the mechanisms underlying Ca(2+) wave propagation between smooth muscle cells, we used primary cultured rat mesenteric smooth muscle cells (pSMCs). Cells were aligned with the microcontact printing technique and a single pSMC was… CONTINUE READING