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relaxation of smooth muscle

Known as: smooth muscle relaxation 
A process in which the extent of smooth muscle contraction is reduced. Smooth muscle differs from striated muscle in the much higher actin/myosin… Expand
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Review
2012
Review
2012
Nitric oxide (NO), the smallest signalling molecule known, is produced by three isoforms of NO synthase (NOS; EC 1.14.13.39… Expand
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Review
2003
Review
2003
Abstract— Cyclic GMP (cGMP) made in response to atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) or nitric oxide (NO) is an important regulator… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Nitric oxide (NO) inhibits vascular contraction by activating cGMP-dependent protein kinase I-α (PKGI-α), which causes… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which is well known as a toxic gas, is produced endogenously in mammalian tissues from L-cysteine mainly… Expand
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
In the presence of functional adrenergic and cholinergic blockade, electrical field stimulation relaxes corpus cavernosum smooth… Expand
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Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
The objective of this study was to determine whether nitric oxide (NO) is responsible for the vascular smooth muscle relaxation… Expand
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
We studied the effects of hypercholesterolemia on vascular responsiveness in different arteries isolated from rabbits: control… Expand
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Highly Cited
1983
Highly Cited
1983
The present study investigates the hypothesis that endothelium-dependent relaxation of vascular smooth muscle may be mediated… Expand
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Highly Cited
1981
Highly Cited
1981
The purpose of the present study was to determine time course relationship between cyclic GMP accumulation and relaxation in… Expand
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