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(New page: {{BioPsy}} The '''dihydropyridine receptor''' (DHPR) is a voltage-dependent calcium channel found in the transverse tubule of muscles. In skeletal muscle it associates with the...)
 
 
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The '''dihydropyridine receptor''' (DHPR) is a [[voltage-dependent calcium channel]] found in the [[transverse tubule]] of muscles. In [[skeletal muscle]] it associates with the [[ryanodine receptor]]s of the [[sarcoplasmic reticulum]] to induce calcium release and thus muscle contraction.
 
The '''dihydropyridine receptor''' (DHPR) is a [[voltage-dependent calcium channel]] found in the [[transverse tubule]] of muscles. In [[skeletal muscle]] it associates with the [[ryanodine receptor]]s of the [[sarcoplasmic reticulum]] to induce calcium release and thus muscle contraction.
   
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The dihydropyridine receptor (DHPR) is a voltage-dependent calcium channel found in the transverse tubule of muscles. In skeletal muscle it associates with the ryanodine receptors of the sarcoplasmic reticulum to induce calcium release and thus muscle contraction.

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