Title: Contribution of a Ca-dependent component to the transient outward current in rabbit ventricular fibres
Authors: Albitz, R ×
Gainullin, R
Kukushkin, N
Nilius, Bernd
Saxon, M #
Issue Date: Aug-1989
Series Title: Biomedica biochimica acta. vol:47 issue:12 pages:1077-80
Abstract: To evaluate a Ca-sensitive component of the transient outward current, we studied action potentials, isometric tension, and membrane currents (single sucrose gap voltage clamp) of rabbit ventricular heart muscle in the presence of Ryanodine that selectively blocks the intracellular Ca release. Ryanodine (1 microM) prolonged the post rest (10 s) action potential, abolished the "notch" preceding the plateau phase, and depressed the isometric tension. With the same protocol a diminished transient outward current was measured. Application of 1 mM 4-aminopyridine in the presence of Ryanodine further prolonged the duration of the action potential, decreased the transient outward current but increased the maximal tension. It is concluded that in rabbit ventricular myocardium both a Ca-dependent component and a 4-aminopyridine sensitive component compose the transient outward current; however, the 4-aminopyridine sensitive component is dominating.
ISSN: 0232-766X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Ion Channel Research
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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