The effect of hypertension on contractile and mechanical properties of smooth muscle cells isolated from rat thoracic aortas was discussed. It was found that hypertension caused decrease in the smooth muscle contractility as well as increase in the cell diameter. The decrease in the elastic modulus in the hypertensive group was also elaborated.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Dec 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States|
Duration: 2001 Jun 27 → 2001 Jul 1
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