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The vascular extracellular calcium-sensing receptor: an update

Weston, A. H., Geraghty, A., Egner, Iris and Edwards, G. 2011. The vascular extracellular calcium-sensing receptor: an update. Acta Physiologica 203 (1) , pp. 127-137. 10.1111/j.1748-1716.2010.02249.x

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The extracellular calcium-sensing receptor (CaR) was first described in the parathyroid gland. Recent studies have shown that the CaR is also expressed in blood vessels, especially in the endothelial and adventitial layers but its physiological function is still not clear. However, an understanding of its possible role(s) in the vasculature (perivascular-neurones, heart and blood vessels) is important because of the use of synthetic positive allosteric CaR modulators in hyperparathyroidism and the potential importance of negative modulators in the treatment of osteoporosis. In this review, the effects of CaR activation and inhibition are detailed and the possible role of the CaR as both an amplifier and attenuator of myo-endothelial coupling in the vasculature is described.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1748-1708
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 02:51

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