Single-Cell Calcium Imaging
It is widely accepted that calcium ions are the primary regulators of smooth muscle contraction and relaxation; however, the mechanisms by which changes in intracellular calcium ion concentration ([Ca2+ 1) are obtained within the cell are incompletely understood. Increases in ([Ca2+ 1) can be mediated either via a release of calcium from intracellular stores (1, 2, 3) or via an influx of calcium ions from the extracellular fluid (4, 5).
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