Calcium Compartmentation in Mammalian Myocardium
Since I have written recently published (Langer et al., 1982) or soon to be published (Langer, 1984) reviews on various aspects of calcium (Ca) compartmentation this report will serve as a brief summary of my present concepts of compartmentation with a focus on recent work from the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at UCLA. These studies support the concept that Ca is distributed on and within the cell very differently dependent upon conditions of perfusion and functional demands.
KeywordsSarcoplasmic Reticulum Contractile Force Sarcolemmal Membrane Sarcolemmal Vesicle Diaminobutyric Acid
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