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Rhythmicity in arterial smooth muscle

Haddock, Rebecca; Hill, Caryl


Many arteries and arterioles exhibit rhythmical contractions which are synchronous over considerable distances. This vasomotion is likely to assist in tissue perfusion especially during periods of altered metabolism or perfusion pressure. While the mechanism underlying vascular rhythmicity has been investigated for many years, it has only been recently, with the advent of imaging techniques for visualizing intracellular calcium release, that significant advances have been made. These methods,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physiology
DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2005.086405


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