This book explores several subtypes of muscarinic receptors that modulate smooth muscle activity. Main topics include a classification of muscarinic receptors, biochemical responses that occur in smooth muscle, the role of muscarinic receptors in the function of gastrointestinal and genitourinary smooth muscle, and prejunctional muscarinic receptors in smooth muscle. Discussions cover the current state of research and are intended to generate further research into the design of novel therapeutics for disorders of smooth muscle function.
Table of Contents
Muscarinic Receptor Classification, M. Caulfield
Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Signaling Pathways in Smooth Muscle, R.A.J. Challiss and J.L. Blank
Muscarinic Receptors and Gastrointestinal Smooth Muscle, F.J. Ehlert, E.A. Thomas, E.H. Gerstin, and M.T. Griffin
Muscarinic Receptors and Genitourinary Smooth Muscle, R.M. Eglen and S.S. Hegde
Prejunctional Muscarinic Receptors and Smooth Muscle, N. Watson