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Androgen Receptor-Mediated Regulation of Intracellular Calcium in Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells.

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Summary of "Androgen Receptor-Mediated Regulation of Intracellular Calcium in Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells."

With the prevalence of asthma being greater in women, detrimental effects of female sex steroids have been explored, but potential protective effects of androgens are not established. Airway smooth muscle (ASM) is a key cell type in contractility and remodelling of asthma. There are no data on expression and functionality of androgen receptor (AR) in human ASM cells.

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Name: Cellular physiology and biochemistry : international journal of experimental cellular physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology
ISSN: 1421-9778
Pages: 215-228

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