PubMed 26593401

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Automatically associated channels: HCN3 , HCN4

Title: Therapeutic effect of astragaloside-IV on bradycardia is involved in up-regulating klotho expression.

Authors: Xuejia Qiu, Qiao Guo, Wei Xiong, Xia Yang, Yi-Qun Tang

Journal, date & volume: Life Sci., 2016 Jan 1 , 144, 94-102

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In order to determine whether klotho is involved in the therapeutic effects of Astragaloside-IV on bradycardia, we evaluated the effect of ASG-IV on klotho and the effect of klotho on HCN4 and If.Administrating isoproterenol (5 mg/kg) for 15 days to establish a rat bradycardia model randomized SD rats into control, model (ISO) and ASG-IV (5 mg/kg/day) groups to explore the effect of ASG-IV on klotho. Rats were sacrificed on day 15 after heart rate and heart function were measured; SAN tissues were collected to measure the expression of klotho and HCN4. In vitro, neonatal rat myocardial cells were incubated with LPS for 24 h to inhibit the expression of HCN4 and incubated with LPS+ klotho to explore the effect of klotho on HCN4 expression. We also adopted full-patch-clamp technique to explore the effect of klotho on If.Heart rate in model group was significantly decreased (356.6±19.7 vs. 428.9±19.9 in control group, P<0.01) and ASG-IV can increase heart rate (401.4±12.0 vs. 356.6±19.7 in model group, P<0.01). The expression of klotho was also up-regulated (P<0.05). In vitro, after incubation with LPS for 24h, HCN4 expression was significantly decreased in neonatal rat myocardial cells (0.6±0.07 vs. 1.0, P<0.01) and If was significantly declined. Exogenous klotho showed protective effect on HCN4 expression (1.58±0.16 in ASG-IV group vs. 0.6±0.07 in LPS group, P<0.05) and If.Klotho is involved in the treatment mechanism of ASG-IV.