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[Relaxant effect of Astragalus membranaceus on smooth muscle cells of rat thoracic aorta].

Authors
  • Zhang, Bi-qi
  • Hu, Shen-jiang
  • Shan, Qi-xian
  • Sun, Jian
  • Xia, Qiang
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhejiang da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical sciences
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
34
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 15693127
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results indicate that AM can relax the rat thoracic aorta rings without endothelium. The mechanism may include the inhibition of intracellular calcium ions release by the 1,4,5-triphosphate inositol-receptor-dependent pathway in vascular smooth muscle cells.

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