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Is relaxin a calcium transporter/buffer?

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Jun 16, 2005

Phillip A Fields

Abstract

Relaxin inhibits smooth muscle contractions by binding Ca2+ and making it unavailable to the contractile elements. Rat uterus sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) was isolated, incubated with 45Ca in the presence and absence of porcine relaxin, and filtered. In the presence of relaxin, only 4% o...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Calcium [EPC]
Pellet Formation
Calcium
Sephadex G 25
Smooth Muscle
Relaxin B
Ampholytes
Relaxin
Supernatant
Sarcoplasmic Reticulum

Is relaxin a calcium transporter/buffer?

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Jun 16, 2005

Phillip A Fields

PMID: 15956729

DOI: 10.1196/annals.1282.052

Abstract

Relaxin inhibits smooth muscle contractions by binding Ca2+ and making it unavailable to the contractile elements. Rat uterus sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) was isolated, incubated with 45Ca in the presence and absence of porcine relaxin, and filtered. In the presence of relaxin, only 4% o...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Calcium [EPC]
Pellet Formation
Calcium
Sephadex G 25
Smooth Muscle
Relaxin B
Ampholytes
Relaxin
Supernatant
Sarcoplasmic Reticulum

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