smooth muscle contraction

Known as: visceral muscle contraction 
A process in which force is generated within smooth muscle tissue, resulting in a change in muscle geometry. Force generation involves a chemo… (More)
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2008
Review
2008
A growing body of data supports a view of the actin cytoskeleton of smooth muscle cells as a dynamic structure that plays an… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
Smooth muscle contraction follows an increase in cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration, activation of myosin light chain kinase, and… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
The inhibition of myosin phosphatase evokes smooth muscle contraction in the absence of Ca(2+), yet the underlying mechanisms are… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
The aim of this work was to investigate the coupling of human urotensin II (hU-II) to RhoA activation and regulation of RhoA… (More)
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1999
Highly Cited
1999
To study the effects of smooth muscle contraction and relaxation on the strain and stress distribution in the vascular wall, a… (More)
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1997
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1997
Small GTPase Rho plays pivotal roles in the Ca2+ sensitization of smooth muscle. However, the GTP-bound active form of Rho failed… (More)
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1996
Highly Cited
1996
The enhanced cardiovascular hemodynamics associated with triiodo-L-thyronine (T3) treatment is in part mediated by a decrease in… (More)
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1992
Highly Cited
1992
In the rabbit mesenteric arterial smooth muscle skinned by saponin, Ca2+ induced contraction in a concentration-dependent manner… (More)
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1991
Highly Cited
1991
The Ca2+ sensitivities of tonic (pulmonary and femoral artery) and phasic (portal vein and ileum) smooth muscles and the effects… (More)
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1976
Highly Cited
1976
When human platelets are aggregated by thrombin, material is released that rapidly contracts strips of spirally cut porcine… (More)
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