Interdependence of ion transport and the action of quabain in heart muscle

British Journal of Pharmacology
M BentfeldD Proppe


1 The influence of ouabain (0.4 muM) on contractile force and cellular Na and K concentrations was investigated in isolated left atria of the guinea-pig at rest and at different beat frequencies. Simultaneously the binding of ouabain to the tissue was determined.2 Strict dependence of rates of onset of positive iontropic action and of binding of ouabain on beat frequency are limited to conditions where no alterations of cellular Na and K concentrations occur. A correlation was observed between sodium flux per unit time and the development of positive inotropism and binding to the receptors of ouabain.3 Ouabain exerts its positive inotropic effect without affecting the intracellular Na and K concentrations in spite of the fact that under these conditions even the majority of binding sites, i.e. Na-K-adenosine triphosphatases (Na-K-ATPases), are occupied by the drug. The positive inotropic effect may be explained by a ouabain-induced conformational alteration of the Na-K-ATPase which leads to structural alterations of the plasmalemma connected with an increased availability of coupling calcium.4 Increasing the frequency of stimulation over a critical value, which appears to be determined by an overloading of the Na pump, induces ...Continue Reading


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