Effect of hypertension on contractile and mechanical properties of smooth muscle cells isolated from rat thoracic aortas

Takeo Matsumoto, Mitsunobu Yamamoto, Shinji Seo, Junpei Sato, Masaaki Sato

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-614
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Volume50
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: 2001 Jun 272001 Jul 1

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  • Engineering(all)

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