Calcium Exchange in Myocardial Tissue Culture

  • Glenn A. Langer


Calcium (Ca2+) exchange in whole, functional cardiac tissue is complex (Shine et al., 1971). The exchangeable fraction is characterized by a minimum of five phases. These include vascular, interstitial, and cellular components that are not unequivocally separable. Quantitation of contents ascribable to particular morphological loci and fluxes across identifiable membranes is not possible. A unique model that includes the five phases, describes tissue Ca2+ flux, and is capable of being tested experimentally cannot be rigorously defined.


Sialic Acid Flow Cell Myocardial Cell 45Ca Uptake Sialic Acid Residue 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenn A. Langer
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Greater Los Angeles Affiliate Cardiovascular Research LaboratoriesUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Center for the Health SciencesLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Medicine and PhysiologyAmerican Heart AssociationLos AngelesUSA

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