Tentonin 3 as a baroreceptor mechanosensor: Not a stretch

Academic Article


  • Mechanical stretch of baroreceptors in the wall of the aortic arch and carotid sinus initiates autonomic reflexes to change heart rate and blood pressure for cardiovascular homeostasis. In this issue of the JCI, Lu et al. show that tentonin 3 (TTN3), a recently identified stretch-sensitive ion channel, was present at the vagus afferent nerve endings innervating the aortic arch to function as a baroreceptor. This study expands the molecular profiles of baroreceptors and provides new insights into molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of cardiovascular functions through baroreceptor function.
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    Author List

  • Gu JG; Berkowitz DE
  • Start Page

  • 3412
  • End Page

  • 3415
  • Volume

  • 130
  • Issue

  • 7