May 1, 1987

The role of cyclic AMP in the positive inotropic effect mediated by beta 1- and beta 2-adrenoceptors in isolated human right atrium

Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
K IkezonoO E Brodde


The time course of the effects of isoprenaline (3 X 10(-7) mol/l) on contractile force and on the cyclic AMP level was studied in the electrically driven isolated muscle strip of the human right atrium. Isoprenaline produced a rise in cyclic AMP content (maximum increase after 60 s) preceding the increase in contractile force. The effects of isoprenaline on contractile force and on the intracellular level of cyclic AMP were enhanced in the presence of the phosphodiesterase inhibitor papaverine (10(-5) mol/l). On the other hand, the beta-adrenoceptor antagonist propranolol (10(-7) mol/l) suppressed isoprenaline-induced cyclic AMP increases, but reduced the increase in force of contraction by only 35%. In addition, both the beta 1-selective antagonist bisoprolol (3 X 10(-9)-3 X 10(-8) mol/l) and the beta 2-selective antagonist ICI 118,551 (3 X 10(-9)-3 X 10(-8) mol/l) inhibited the isoprenaline-induced cyclic AMP increase concentration-dependently; ICI 118,551 produced more pronounced inhibition than bisoprolol. It is concluded that cyclic AMP is involved in the positive inotropic action of isoprenaline evoked by beta 1- and beta 2-adrenoceptor stimulation in isolated human right atrium; however, an additional cyclic AMP independ...Continue Reading

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Myocardial Contraction
ICI 118551, hydrochloride
Cyclic AMP, (R)-Isomer
Beta-adrenergic receptor
Bisoprolol, Fumarate (2: 1) Salt

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