PubMed 25180264

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPC , TRPC6 , TRPM , TRPM4 , TRPV , TRPV4

Title: Vascular TRP channels: performing under pressure and going with the flow.

Authors: David C Hill-Eubanks, Albert L Gonzales, Swapnil K Sonkusare, Mark T Nelson

Journal, date & volume: Physiology (Bethesda), 2014 Sep , 29, 343-60

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Endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells of resistance arteries mediate opposing responses to mechanical forces acting on the vasculature, promoting dilation in response to flow and constriction in response to pressure, respectively. In this review, we explore the role of TRP channels, particularly endothelial TRPV4 and smooth muscle TRPC6 and TRPM4 channels, in vascular mechanosensing circuits, placing their putative mechanosensitivity in context with other proposed upstream and downstream signaling pathways.