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PubMed 20381460


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Automatically associated channels: HCN2 , HCN3 , HCN4



Title: Dynamic changes in HCN2, HCN4, KCNE1, and KCNE2 expression in ventricular cells from acute myocardial infarction rat hearts.

Authors: Shuang Xia, Yang Wang, Yu Zhang, Song-Bai Deng, Jian-Lin Du, Xi-Chun Wang, Qiang She

Journal, date & volume: Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 2010 May 7 , 395, 330-5

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20381460


Abstract
To investigate dynamic changes in the expression of HCN2, HCN4, as well as KCNE1, and KCNE2 mRNA and protein levels in ventricular cells from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) rat hearts.An AMI model was induced by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) of Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats were randomly divided into four experimental groups: 24-hour (24h) post-AMI, 1-week (1w) post-AMI, 2-week (2w) post-AMI, and 4-week (4w) post-AMI; sham-operated control rat groups were established in parallel for each time point. HCN2, HCN4, KCNE1, and KCNE2 mRNA and protein levels were measured by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and by immunohistochemistry and Western blot, respectively.Ventricular arrhythmias occurred in all the post-AMI groups, particularly in the 1w and 2w post-AMI groups. Although HCN2, HCN4, KCNE1, and KCNE2 genes were expressed in the left ventricular myocardium of sham-operated control rats, their expression increased in rat ischemic left ventricular myocardium, with dynamic changes in expression observed 4 weeks after AMI. HCN2, HCN4, and KCNE2 protein levels were highest at 1w and KCNE2 protein levels peaked at 2w post-AMI.The expression of the HCN2, HCN4, as well as KCNE1, and KCNE2 genes in ventricular cells from AMI rat hearts underwent dynamic changes, reaching peak levels at 1 or 2weeks post-AMI. The increased expression maybe related to ventricular arrhythmogenesis after AMI.