The role of ion channels in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.

  title={The role of ion channels in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.},
  author={Edward Kenneth Weir and J{\'e}sus A. Cabrera and Saswati Mahapatra and Douglas A. Peterson and Zhigang Hong},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) is an important mechanism by which localized flow of blood in small resistance pulmonary arteries is matched to alveolar ventilation. This chapter discusses the role of several potassium and calcium channels in HPV, both in enhancing calcium influx into smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and in stimulating the release of… CONTINUE READING