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Trying to keep calm in troubled times: The role of K channels in uterine physiology

Greenwood, IA (2020) Trying to keep calm in troubled times: The role of K channels in uterine physiology. CURRENT OPINION IN PHYSIOLOGY, 13. pp. 1-5. ISSN 2468-8673
SGUL Authors: Greenwood, Iain Andrew

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Much research has been undertaken to define what determines the inherent contractility of the myometrial smooth muscle and what dictates the switch from relaxed to contractile phenotype. While a lot has been deciphered the fundamental mechanisms that initiate and maintain the switch in uterine physiology are ill defined. Uterine physiology is indubitably complex so this article focuses on one piece of the puzzle: the role of certain potassium channels in determining myometrial contractility and how altered activity may contribute to the hyper-contractile uterus at term.

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SGUL Research Institute / Research Centre: Academic Structure > Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute (MCS)
Journal or Publication Title: CURRENT OPINION IN PHYSIOLOGY
ISSN: 2468-8673
February 2020Published
25 July 2019Published Online
Publisher License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
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MR/K019074/1Medical Research Council
PG/12/63/29824British Heart Foundation
PG/14/57/30992British Heart Foundation
PG/15/97/31862British Heart Foundation
6553Novo Nordisk
Web of Science ID: WOS:000508006800002
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