Nov 1, 1995

Effect of ryanodine on sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ accumulation in nonfailing and failing human myocardium

L R NimerM A Movsesian


The purpose of this study was to determine whether abnormal Ca2+ release through ryanodine-sensitive Ca2+ channels in the sarcoplasmic reticulum might contribute to the abnormal [Ca2+]i homeostasis that has been described in failing human myocardium. Occupancy of low-affinity ryanodine binding sites on ryanodine-sensitive Ca2+ channels stimulates oxalate-supported, ATP-dependent Ca2+ accumulation in sarcoplasmic reticulum-derived microsomes by inhibiting concurrent Ca2+ efflux through these channels. We examined the effects of 0.5 mmol/L ryanodine on 45Ca2+ accumulation in microsomes prepared from nonfailing (n = 8) and failing (n = 10) human left ventricular myocardium. In the absence of ryanodine, 45Ca2+ accumulation reached similar levels in microsomes from nonfailing and failing hearts. Incubation with 0.5 mmol/L ryanodine caused a 52.2 +/- 6.5% increase in peak 45Ca2+ accumulation in microsomes from nonfailing hearts and a 24.3 +/- 4.1% increase in microsomes from failing hearts. The density of high-affinity ryanodine binding sites and the inhibition of [3H]ryanodine dissociation from these sites by 0.1 mmol/L ryanodine were similar in microsomes from nonfailing and failing hearts. These results, which demonstrate a dimini...Continue Reading

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Myocardium of Left Ventricle
Left Ventricular Structure
Myocardial Stunning
Calcium Channel

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