In artery smooth muscle, adenylyl cyclase-coupled receptors such as beta-adrenoceptors evoke Ca(2+) signals, which open Ca(2+)-activated potassium (BK(Ca)) channels in the plasma membrane. Thus, blood pressure may be lowered, in part, through vasodilation due to membrane hyperpolarization. The Ca(2+) signal is evoked via ryanodine receptors (RyRs) in sarcoplasmic reticulum proximal to the plasma membrane. We show here that cyclic adenosine diphosphate-ribose (cADPR), by activating RyRs, media...Expand abstract
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Vasodilation by the calcium-mobilizing messenger cyclic ADP-ribose.
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