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Cell-cell communication in the vessel wall.

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Intercellular communication between cells within the blood vessel wall plays an important role in the control of artery diameter. The endothelial cells lining the lumen of arteries can evoke smooth muscle hyperpolarization both by the release of a factor (EDHF) and by direct cell-cell coupling through gap junctions. Hyperpolarizing current can spread rapidly to cause widespread vasodilatation, and thus increase blood flow to that segment. In addition to the spread of current, small molecules,...

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10.1191/135886301666458055

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Pharmacology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Vascular medicine (London, England) More from this journal
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Pages:
43-50
Publication date:
2001-01-01
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EISSN:
1477-0377
ISSN:
1358-863X
Language:
English
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pubs:106327
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uuid:6c10147d-40fc-4721-832c-84e2c7b2d6cd
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pubs:106327
Source identifiers:
106327
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2012-12-19

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