Species-specific differences in the role of L-type Ca2+ channels in the regulation of coronary arterial smooth muscle contraction

The L-type calcium channel (LCC) plays a regulatory role in various physical and pathological processes. In the vasculature, LCCs mediate agonist-induced vascular smooth muscle contraction. However, whether LCC-mediated vessel responses to certain vasoconstrictors vary among species remains unclear. The coronary arteries were dissected from the hearts of… CONTINUE READING