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Hypertension: beta testing.

Abstract
A new study demonstrates that angiotensin-induced hypertension results in a marked decrease in expression of the beta subunit of the BK channel, suggesting a role for this critical subunit in the regulation of vascular tone.
AuthorsMichael Kotlikoff, Ian Hall
JournalThe Journal of clinical investigation (J Clin Invest) Vol. 112 Issue 5 Pg. 654-6 (Sep 2003) ISSN: 0021-9738 [Print] United States
PMID12952913 (Publication Type: Comment, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Potassium Channels, Calcium-Activated
  • Protein Subunits
Topics
  • Animals
  • Hypertension (metabolism)
  • Muscle, Smooth, Vascular (metabolism)
  • Potassium Channels, Calcium-Activated (chemistry, physiology)
  • Protein Subunits
  • Rats

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