Airways Smooth Muscle: Peptide Receptors, Ion Channels and Signal Transduction

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Reviews the recent research findings on the pharmacological control of smooth muscle tone in airways, focusing on the expression and distribution of peptide receptors and how their activation may modulate the caliber of airways at the biochemical level. Also looks at ion channels and transporter proteins that are currently believed to play major roles in regulating contractility, and at theories regarding signalling at steroid receptors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783034873642
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Basel
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Respiratory Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Endothelins.- 2. Bradykinin.- 3. Tachykinins and Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide.- 4. Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide.- 5. Atrial Natriuretic Peptides.- 6. Platelet-Derived Growth Factor, Transforming Growth Factor-? and Connective Tissue Growth Factor.- 7. Voltage-Dependent and Receptor-Operated Calcium Channels.- 8. High Conductance Calcium-Activated Potassium Channels.- 9. Adenosine Triphosphate-Activated Potassium Channels.- 10. Sodium/Potassium/Chloride Co-Transport.- 11. Sodium/Hydrogen Exchange.- 12. Sodium/Potassium-Dependent Adenosine Triphosphatase.

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