Smooth muscle (tissue)

Known as: Smooth muscle tissue, Smooth Muscle, Muscles, Smooth 
Unstriated and unstriped muscle, one of the muscles of the internal organs, blood vessels, hair follicles, etc. Contractile elements are elongated… (More)
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Review
2017
Review
2017
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) regulation is essential for normal brain function. The mammalian brain has evolved a unique mechanism… (More)
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Review
2003
Review
2003
Ca2+ sensitivity of smooth muscle and nonmuscle myosin II reflects the ratio of activities of myosin light-chain kinase (MLCK) to… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Development of a vascular system involves the assembly of two principal cell types - endothelial cells and vascular smooth muscle… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Abnormal smooth-muscle contractility may be a major cause of disease states such as hypertension, and a smooth-muscle relaxant… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
The signaling pathways involved in the long-term metabolic effects of angiotensin II (Ang II) in vascular smooth muscle cells are… (More)
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Review
1994
Review
1994
Smooth muscle cells in the walls of many organs are vital for most bodily functions, and their abnormalities contribute to a… (More)
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
OBJECTIVE To assess the size of the lipid pool and the number of smooth muscle cells and monocyte/macrophages in human aortic… (More)
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Highly Cited
1989
Highly Cited
1989
Endothelium-derived relaxing factor has been recently identified as nitric oxide. The purpose of this study was to determine if… (More)
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
A monoclonal antibody (anti-alpha sm-1) recognizing exclusively alpha-smooth muscle actin was selected and characterized after… (More)
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Highly Cited
1980
Highly Cited
1980
Despite its very potent vasodilating action in vivo, acetylcholine (ACh) does not always produce relaxation of isolated… (More)
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