Mechanisms underlying increased vascular smooth muscle contractility in the rabbit basilar artery following subarachnoid hemorrhage

Yuichiro Kikkawa, Katsuharu Kameda, Satoshi Matsuo, Ryota Kurogi, Akira Nakamizo, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Tomio Sasaki

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Abstract

Increased vascular contractility plays an important role in the development of cerebral vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Here, we summarize our current knowledge regarding molecular mechanisms that contribute to increased smooth muscle contractility of rabbit basilar artery following SAH. Our studies demonstrated that upregulation of receptor expression, impairment of feedback regulation of receptor activity, and enhancement of myofilament Ca2+ sensitization might lead to increased smooth muscle contractility following SAH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica, Supplementum
Volume120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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