Role of Calcium in Alpha-Adrenergic Regulation of Liver Function
The liver can be affected by the sympathetic nervous system via epinephrine and norepinephrine released into the bloodstream from the adrenal medulla or via norepinephrine released from adrenergic nerve endings within the liver. As is the case for other tissues of the body, the receptors to these catecholamines are of two major types designated α- and β-adrenergic receptors. The liver α-receptors are mainly of the α l -subtype (Hoffman et al. 1979,1981) and the liver β-receptors are mainly of the β 2 -subtype (Morgan et al. 1983).
KeywordsRespiration Adenosine Pyridine Angiotensin Cytosol
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