excitation-contraction coupling

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excitation‐contraction coupling

excitation-contraction coupling

excitation–contraction coupling

Damage-induced arrhythmias: reversal of excitation–contraction coupling

Membrane ion channels in vascular smooth muscle excitation-contraction coupling

Implications of charge-movement components for excitation–contraction coupling

Characterization of excitation–contraction coupling in conscious dogs with pacing-induced heart failure

Effects of calsequestrin over-expression on excitation–contraction coupling in isolated rabbit cardiomyocytes

Na+–Ca2+exchange in the regulation of cardiac excitation–contraction coupling

Caveolae modulate excitation–contraction coupling and β2-adrenergic signalling in adult rat ventricular myocytes

Differential regulation of cardiac excitation–contraction coupling by cAMP phosphodiesterase subtypes

Does nitric oxide modulate cardiac ryanodine receptor function? Implications for excitation–contraction coupling

Age, Fatigue, and Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Masseter Muscles of Rats

The functions of two species of calcium channel in cardiac muscle excitation-contraction coupling

P77The effect of urotensin II on calcium regulation during excitation-contraction coupling

Early changes in excitation-contraction coupling: transition from compensated hypertrophy to failure in Dahl salt-sensitive rat myocytes

Role of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaMK) in excitation–contraction coupling in the heart

Mechanoenergetic inefficiency in the septic left ventricle is due to enhanced oxygen requirements for excitation–contraction coupling

K201 modulates excitation–contraction coupling and spontaneous Ca2+ release in normal adult rabbit ventricular cardiomyocytes


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The sequence of events that couples electrical excitation of a muscle by the arrival of a nervous impulse at the motor end plate to the contractile process, the sliding of the filaments of the sarcomere. The coupling is brought about by the release of calcium from the sarcoplasmic reticulum, and the analogy is often drawn between this and stimulus-secretion coupling, in which calcium release into the cytoplasm is also involved.

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