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Calcium Channels, L-Type

"Calcium Channels, L-Type" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Calcium Channels, L-Type" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Calcium Channels, L-Type" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 172 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2010
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.