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Smooth muscle excitation-contraction coupling: a role for caveolins and caveolae?

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Michael TaggartORCiD


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Agonist stimulation of smooth muscle contractility involves integration of many signal-transducing events from the plasma membrane to myofilaments in the cytoplasm. Recent evidence suggests an important role for membranous invaginations termed caveolae, and their integral protein components caveolins, in the coordination of extracellular contractile stimuli and intracellular effectors in smooth muscle.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Taggart MJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: News in Physiological Sciences

Year: 2001

Volume: 16

Issue: April

Pages: 61-65

ISSN (print): 0886-1714

ISSN (electronic): 1548-9221

Publisher: American Physiological Society


PubMed id: 11390950