PubMed 26281220

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Automatically associated channels: Cav1.2


Authors: I V Shemarova, S M Korotkov, V P Nesterov

Journal, date & volume: Zh. Evol. Biokhim. Fiziol., 2015 May-Jun , 51, 181-6

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The effect of Li+ on the frog Rana temporaria myocardium and its influence on the ion transport in the rat heart mitochondria (RHM) were studied. Li+ added to the normal Ringer solution (Li(+)-R) was found to attenuate myocardial tension, decrease the maximal rate of tension development and its half-relaxation time. Comparison of the cardiac muscle contraction parameters in the Li(+)-R with the effect of the voltage-gated Ca(2+)-channels (Cav1.2), verapamil and CdCl2, showed that the negative inotropic effect of the Na+ replacement by Li+ in the limited intermembrane ("fuzzy") space is underlain by the blocking of Ca2+ influx into the myoplasm via the reverse Ca2+/Na(+)-exchanger in the plasma membrane (PM). This, in turn, prevents Ca(2+)-induced massive Ca2+ release into the myoplasm via the RYR2-channels in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) leading in aggregate to suppression of Ca(2+)-dependent myocardial contractions. In the experimental studies of the Li+ effect on the RHM it was established that Li+ just slightly increases the passive permeability of the inner mitochondrial membrane (IMM) for K+ and H+ and decreases the intensity of ion pumping out of the energized mitochondrial matrix to the external medium. This may also indicate the lack of relationship between the mitochondrial oxidative processes and the reduction in the myocardial contractile activity under the Na+ replacement by Li+.