Figure 1. Rapid changes in the time course of the [Ca2+]i transient by stretch A.

Figure 1

Rapid changes in the time course of the [Ca2+]i transient by stretch A. [Ca2+]i transient (upper traces, measured with aequorin) and active tension (lower traces) in an intact rat trabecula at 100% (L) and 81% (S) of Lmax. Stretch increases tension; there is no increase in the amplitude of the [Ca2+]i transient but the transient duration is shortened (from Allen & Kurihara [3]).

From: Mechanical Modulation of Intracellular Ion Concentrations: Mechanisms and Electrical Consequences

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Mechanosensitivity in Cells and Tissues.
Kamkin A, Kiseleva I, editors.
Moscow: Academia; 2005.
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