Figure 7. A stepwise increase of the stretch intensity in 4-s intervals gradually raised the resting force (RF) of the preparations.

Figure 7

A stepwise increase of the stretch intensity in 4-s intervals gradually raised the resting force (RF) of the preparations. This effect was paralleled by membrane depolarization and reduced MIP amplitudes in approximately 20% of the atrial fibroblasts (1 mN preload). The exact time points for the increase (↑) and decrease (↓) of mechanical stretch are indicated. (From Kamkin et al. [28], with permission).

From: The Role of Mechanosensitive Fibroblasts in the Heart

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