Cardiac Purkinje cells

Penelope A. Boyden, Masanori Hirose, Wen Dun

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Abstract

Purkinje cells are specialized for rapid propagation in the heart. Furthermore, Purkinje fibers as the source as well as the perpetuator of arrhythmias is a familiar finding. This is not surprising considering their location in the heart and their unique cell ultrastructure, cell electrophysiology, and mode of excitation-contraction coupling. This review touches on each of these points as we outline what is known today about Purkinje fibers/cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalHeart Rhythm
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Arrhythmia
  • Calcium
  • Ion channel
  • Pacemaker activity
  • Purkinje cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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    Boyden, P. A., Hirose, M., & Dun, W. (2010). Cardiac Purkinje cells. Heart Rhythm, 7(1), 127-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2009.09.017