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Calcium Channels, L-Type

Long-lasting voltage-gated CALCIUM CHANNELS found in both excitable and nonexcitable tissue. They are responsible for normal myocardial and vascular smooth muscle contractility. Five subunits (alpha-1, alpha-2, beta, gamma, and delta) make up the L-type channel. The alpha-1 subunit is the binding site for calcium-based antagonists. Dihydropyridine-based calcium antagonists are used as markers for these binding sites.

Year introduced: 2000

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.157.530.400.150.400, D12.776.543.550.450.150.400, D12.776.543.585.400.150.400

MeSH Unique ID: D020746

Entry Terms:

  • Calcium Channels, L Type
  • L-Type VDCC
  • L Type VDCC
  • VDCC, L-Type
  • L-Type Calcium Channel
  • Calcium Channel, L-Type
  • L Type Calcium Channel
  • L-Type Voltage-Dependent Calcium Channels
  • L Type Voltage Dependent Calcium Channels
  • L-Type Calcium Channels
  • L Type Calcium Channels
  • Long-Lasting Calcium Channels
  • Calcium Channels, Long-Lasting
  • Long Lasting Calcium Channels
  • Receptors, Dihydropyridine
  • L-Type VDCC alpha-1 Subunit
  • L Type VDCC alpha 1 Subunit
  • Dihydropyridine Receptor
  • Receptor, Dihydropyridine
  • Dihydropyridine Receptors
  • L-Type VDCC delta Subunit
  • L Type VDCC delta Subunit
  • L-Type VDCC alpha-2 Subunit
  • L Type VDCC alpha 2 Subunit
  • L-Type VDCC beta Subunit
  • L Type VDCC beta Subunit
  • L-Type VDCC gamma Subunit
  • L Type VDCC gamma Subunit

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