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Yao Xue Xue Bao. 2004 Jan;39(1):5-8.

[Effects of emodin on the intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) and L-type calcium current of the single ventricular mytocytes from guinea pig].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Pharmacology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086, China.

Abstract

AIM:

To study the effects of emodin on intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) and L-type calcium current of the single ventricular myocytes from guinea pig.

METHODS:

Enzymatic dissociation was used to isolate single ventricular myocytes from adult guinea pig. They were loaded with Ca2(+)-sensitive fluorecent indicator Fluo-3/AM. [Ca2+]i represented by fluorescent intensity (FI) was measured by laser scanning confocal microscope. Whole cell patch clamp technique was used to record ICa-L.

RESULTS:

At resting status, [Ca2+]i was not affected by emodin (1-100 mumol.L-1). Emodin at the concentration of 1 mumol.L-1 was shown to increase the [Ca2+]i induced by 60 mmol.L-1 KCl. The peak value of fluorescent intensity was increased from 1,877 +/- 551 to 2,905 +/- 739 (n = 8, P < 0.05). Emodin at the concentration of 10 mumol.L-1 had no effect on the increase of [Ca2+]i induced by 60 mmol.L-1 KCl. However, the increase of [Ca2+]i induced by KCl was reduced to 1,214 +/- 335 (n = 8, P < 0.05) by 100 mumol.L-1 emodin. The density of ICa-L was increased from (-6.2 +/- 1.3) pA/pF to (-8.3 +/- 0.3) pA/pF (n = 6, P < 0.05) by 1 mumol.L-1 emodin at the test pulse of 0 mV. The current was not altered by 10 mumol.L-1 emodin. But it was inhibited from (-6.6 +/- 1.0) pA/pF to (-3.80 +/- 0.16) pA/pF (n = 6, P < 0.05) by 100 mumol.L-1 emodin at the test pulse of +10 mV.

CONCLUSION:

Emodin has two-way regulation on [Ca2+]i and ICa-L of cardiomyocytes in guinea pig.

PMID:
15127572
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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