PubMed 20945956

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Automatically associated channels: Cav1.2

Title: Defective Ca(2+) handling proteins regulation during heart failure.

Authors: S-T Hu, G-S Liu, Y-F Shen, Y-L Wang, Y Tang, Y-J Yang

Journal, date & volume: Physiol Res, 2011 Apr 4 , 60, 27-37

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Abnormal release of Ca(2+) from sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) via the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2) may contribute to contractile dysfunction in heart failure (HF). We previously demonstrated that RyR2 macromolecular complexes from HF rat were significantly more depleted of FK506 binding protein (FKBP12.6). Here we assessed expression of key Ca(2+) handling proteins and measured SR Ca(2+) content in control and HF rat myocytes. Direct measurements of SR Ca(2+) content in permeabilized cardiac myocytes demonstrated that SR luminal [Ca(2+)] is markedly lowered in HF (HF: DeltaF/F(0) = 26.4+/-1.8, n=12; control: DeltaF/F(0) = 49.2+/-2.9, n=10; P<0.01). Furthermore, we demonstrated that the expression of RyR2 associated proteins (including calmodulin, sorcin, calsequestrin, protein phosphatase 1, protein phosphatase 2A), Ca(2+) ATPase (SERCA2a), PLB phosphorylation at Ser16 (PLB-S16), PLB phosphorylation at Thr17 (PLB-T17), L-type Ca(2+) channel (Cav1.2) and Na(+)- Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX) were significantly reduced in rat HF. Our results suggest that systolic SR reduced Ca(2+) release and diastolic SR Ca(2+) leak (due to defective protein-protein interaction between RyR2 and its associated proteins) along with reduced SR Ca(2+) uptake (due to down-regulation of SERCA2a, PLB-S16 and PLB-T17), abnormal Ca(2+) extrusion (due to down-regulation of NCX) and defective Ca(2+) -induced Ca(2+) release (due to down-regulation of Cav1.2) could contribute to HF.