Effect of acidosis on contractile system in skinned fibers of hypertrophied rat heart

S. Kimura, A. L. Bassett, T. Furukawa, N. Furukawa, Robert J Myerburg

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Abstract

Hypertrophied hearts have enhanced susceptibility to ischemia-induced contractile dysfunction. To explore the mechanisms of this phenomenon, we studied the effect of acidosis on the Ca2+ sensitivity of the contractile proteins and on Ca2+ accumulation by the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) in chemically (saponin) skinned cardiac fibers obtained from normal and pressure-overload hypertrophied rat left ventricles. Left ventricular pressure overload was induced by partial ligation of the abdominal aorta 6-8 wk before study. Age- and weight-matched normal rats served as controls. Pressure overload increased the left ventricular weight-to-body weight ratio by 48%. Reduction in pH shifted the pCa-tension curve to the right similarly in normal and hypertrophied preparations, and there was no difference in pCa-tension relationship at pH 7.0 or 6.5 between the two groups. However, reducing the pH of 1 μM Ca2+-loading solution from 7.0 to 6.5 decreased the amount of Ca2+ accumulated in the SR to 66.2 ± 3.0% in normal fibers and 43.2 ± 4.0% in hypertrophied fibers (P < 0.01). We conclude that the enhanced susceptibility of hypertrophied hearts to ischemia-induced diastolic dysfunction may be partly explained by the greater depressing effect of acidosis on Ca2+ accumulation by the SR.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Volume259
Issue number4 28-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Sarcoplasmic Reticulum
Acidosis
Ischemia
Pressure
Weights and Measures
Contractile Proteins
Abdominal Aorta
Saponins
Ventricular Pressure
Heart Ventricles
Ligation
Body Weight

Keywords

  • aortic constriction
  • calcium sensitivity
  • chronic pressure overload
  • sarcoplasmic reticulum

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  • Physiology

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Effect of acidosis on contractile system in skinned fibers of hypertrophied rat heart. / Kimura, S.; Bassett, A. L.; Furukawa, T.; Furukawa, N.; Myerburg, Robert J.

In: American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, Vol. 259, No. 4 28-4, 01.01.1990.

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