Calcium Exchange in the Heart

  • G. A. Langer
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 62)


This paper is intended to provide a review of recent work directed toward definition of the role of ionic exchange in control of the heart’s force development. This work has led us to a “working model” for calcium (Ca) movement and compartmentalization in heart muscle which is currently under investigation. The review is intended to provide a relatively succinct summary of the work and the reader is referred to the original references for more detailed description.


Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Exchange Contractile State Rabbit Myocardium Culture Heart Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Langer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and Physiology and Cardiovascular Research LaboratoriesUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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