PubMed 23554701

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Automatically associated channels: KCNQ1 , Kv1.4 , Kv3.1 , Kv4.3 , Kv7.1

Title: Bisoprolol reverses down-regulation of potassium channel proteins in ventricular tissues of rabbits with heart failure.

Authors: Xi Li, Tingzhong Wang, Ke Han, Xiaozhen Zhuo, Qun Lu, Aiqun Ma

Journal, date & volume: J Biomed Res, 2011 Jul , 25, 274-279

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Remodeling of ion channels is an important mechanism of arrhythmia induced by heart failure (HF). We investigated the expression of potassium channel encoding genes in the ventricles of rabbit established by volume-overload operation followed with pressure-overload. The reversible effect of these changes with bisoprolol was also evaluated. The HF group exhibited left ventricular enlargement, systolic dysfunction, prolongation of corrected QT interval (QTc), and increased plasma brain natriuretic peptide levels in the HF rabbits. Several potassium channel subunit encoding genes were consistently down-regulated in the HF rabbits. After bisoprolol treatment, heart function was improved significantly and QTc was shortened. Additionally, the mRNA expression of potassium channel subunit genes could be partially reversed. The down-regulated expression of potassium channel subunits Kv4.3, Kv1.4, KvLQT1, minK and Kir 2.1 may contribute to the prolongation of action potential duration in the heart of rabbits induced by volume combined with pressure overload HF. Bisoprolol could partially reverse these down-regulations and improve heart function.