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Title: Disruption of the intracellular Ca{sup 2+} homeostasis in the cardiac excitation-contraction coupling is a crucial mechanism of arrhythmic toxicity in aconitine-induced cardiomyocytes

Abstract

Aconitine is an effective ingredient in Aconite tuber, an important traditional Chinese medicine. Aconitine is also known to be a highly toxic diterpenoid alkaloid with arrhythmogenic effects. In the present study, we have characterized the properties of arrhythmic cytotoxicity and explored the possible mechanisms of aconitine-induced cardiomyocytes. Results show that aconitine induces significant abnormity in the spontaneous beating rate, amplitude of spontaneous oscillations and the relative intracellular Ca{sup 2+} concentration. Also, mRNA transcription levels and protein expressions of SR Ca{sup 2+} release channel RyR{sub 2} and sarcolemmal NCX were elevated in aconitine-induced cardiomyocytes. However, co-treatment with ruthenium red (RR), a RyR channel inhibitor, could reverse the aconitine-induced abnormity in intracellular Ca{sup 2+} signals. These results demonstrate that disruption of intracellular Ca{sup 2+} homeostasis in the cardiac excitation-contraction coupling (EC coupling) is a crucial mechanism of arrhythmic cytotoxicity in aconitine-induced cardiomyocytes. Moreover, certain inhibitors appear to play an important role in the detoxification of aconitine-induced Ca{sup 2+}-dependent arrhythmias.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [3];  [4]
  1. School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029 (China)
  4. School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China). E-mail: zwang@tsinghua.edu.cn
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20979843
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications; Journal Volume: 354; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2007.01.082; PII: S0006-291X(07)00113-1; Copyright (c) 2007 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ALKALOIDS; CALCIUM IONS; CHINA; COUPLING; DETOXIFICATION; DRUGS; EXCITATION; HOMEOSTASIS; MEDICINE; PROTEINS; RUTHENIUM; TOXICITY; TRANSCRIPTION

Citation Formats

Fu Min, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, Wu Meng, Wang Jifeng, Qiao Yanjiang, and Wang Zhao. Disruption of the intracellular Ca{sup 2+} homeostasis in the cardiac excitation-contraction coupling is a crucial mechanism of arrhythmic toxicity in aconitine-induced cardiomyocytes. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Fu Min, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, Wu Meng, Wang Jifeng, Qiao Yanjiang, & Wang Zhao. Disruption of the intracellular Ca{sup 2+} homeostasis in the cardiac excitation-contraction coupling is a crucial mechanism of arrhythmic toxicity in aconitine-induced cardiomyocytes. United States.
Fu Min, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, Wu Meng, Wang Jifeng, Qiao Yanjiang, and Wang Zhao. Fri . "Disruption of the intracellular Ca{sup 2+} homeostasis in the cardiac excitation-contraction coupling is a crucial mechanism of arrhythmic toxicity in aconitine-induced cardiomyocytes". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_20979843,
title = {Disruption of the intracellular Ca{sup 2+} homeostasis in the cardiac excitation-contraction coupling is a crucial mechanism of arrhythmic toxicity in aconitine-induced cardiomyocytes},
author = {Fu Min and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029 and Wu Meng and Wang Jifeng and Qiao Yanjiang and Wang Zhao},
abstractNote = {Aconitine is an effective ingredient in Aconite tuber, an important traditional Chinese medicine. Aconitine is also known to be a highly toxic diterpenoid alkaloid with arrhythmogenic effects. In the present study, we have characterized the properties of arrhythmic cytotoxicity and explored the possible mechanisms of aconitine-induced cardiomyocytes. Results show that aconitine induces significant abnormity in the spontaneous beating rate, amplitude of spontaneous oscillations and the relative intracellular Ca{sup 2+} concentration. Also, mRNA transcription levels and protein expressions of SR Ca{sup 2+} release channel RyR{sub 2} and sarcolemmal NCX were elevated in aconitine-induced cardiomyocytes. However, co-treatment with ruthenium red (RR), a RyR channel inhibitor, could reverse the aconitine-induced abnormity in intracellular Ca{sup 2+} signals. These results demonstrate that disruption of intracellular Ca{sup 2+} homeostasis in the cardiac excitation-contraction coupling (EC coupling) is a crucial mechanism of arrhythmic cytotoxicity in aconitine-induced cardiomyocytes. Moreover, certain inhibitors appear to play an important role in the detoxification of aconitine-induced Ca{sup 2+}-dependent arrhythmias.},
doi = {},
journal = {Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications},
number = 4,
volume = 354,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Mar 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}