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Modulation of the BK channel by estrogens: examination at single channel level.

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BK channels regulate vascular tone by hyperpolarizing smooth muscle in response to fluctuating calcium concentrations. Oestrogen has been reported to lower blood pressure by increasing BK channel open probability through direct binding to the regulatory beta1-subunit(s) associated with the channel. The present investigation demonstrates that 17beta-oestradiol activates the BK channel complex by increasing the burst duration of channel openings. A subconductance state was observed in 25% of re...

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10.1080/09687860600802803

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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Journal:
Molecular membrane biology
Volume:
23
Issue:
5
Pages:
420-429
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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EISSN:
1464-5203
ISSN:
0968-7688
Source identifiers:
115975

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