Regulation of smooth muscle contractility by the epithelium in rat vas deferens: role of ATP-induced release of PGE2.

@article{Ruan2008RegulationOS,
  title={Regulation of smooth muscle contractility by the epithelium in rat vas deferens: role of ATP-induced release of PGE2.},
  author={Ye Chun Ruan and Zhe Wang and J. Y. Du and W. L. Zuo and Jing Guo and Jie Zhang and Zhong Luan Wu and Hau Yin Wong and Yiu Wa Chung and Hsiao Chang Chan and Wen Liang Zhou},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={586 20},
  pages={4843-57}
}
Recent studies suggest that the epithelium might modulate the contractility of smooth muscle. However, the mechanisms underlying this regulation are unknown. The present study investigated the regulation of smooth muscle contraction by the epithelium in rat vas deferens and the possible factor(s) involved. Exogenously applied ATP inhibited electrical field stimulation (EFS)-evoked smooth muscle contraction in an epithelium-dependent manner. As the effects of ATP on smooth muscle contractility… CONTINUE READING
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