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Cultured adult rabbit myocytes: effect of adding supplements to the medium, and response to isoprenaline.
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PMID:  9300300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The aims of this study were to investigate: (1) the effect of supplementing the culture medium on preservation of L-type calcium channel current (1Ca,L) in adult rabbit ventricular myocytes cultured for 4 days; and (2) preservation of the ICa,L response in cultured myocytes to the beta-adrenergic agonist isoprenaline. METHODS AND RESULTS: Adult rabbit myocytes were cultured on laminin-pretreated glass coverslips. The basic, serum-free culture medium was supplemented with 2 mM L-carnitine, 5 mM creatine, and 5 mM taurine. Myocytes were whole cell patch-clamped, and the L-type Ca channel current was recorded selectively as Ba flux (IBa,L) via the channels. IBa,L density (i.e., IBa,L amplitude normalized to membrane capacitance) in myocytes maintained in supplemented medium did not change significantly during culture (P > 0.1). By comparison, IBa,L density in myocytes cultured in nonsupplemented medium declined by 36% after 24 hours in culture (day 1) and then recovered by the fourth day (day 4). There was no significant difference in the response to isoprenaline of acutely isolated myocytes and 4-day cultured myocytes. Isoprenaline 100 nM increased peak IBa,L by 149% +/- 32% (mean +/- SEM) in acutely isolated myocytes (n = 4 cells), and by 224% +/- 60% (n = 6 cells) and 159% +/- 24% (n = 8 cells) in day 1 and 4 cultured myocytes, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Supplemented medium improved IBa,L density in cultured myocytes. beta-Adrenergic receptors and intracellular messenger pathways appear to remain intact in adult rabbit myocytes cultured for up to 4 days.
J S Mitcheson; J C Hancox; A J Levi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1045-3873     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-04     Completed Date:  1997-11-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1020-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, University of Bristol, School of Medical Sciences, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic beta-Agonists / pharmacology
Calcium Channels / drug effects
Cells, Cultured
Culture Media, Serum-Free / pharmacology
Heart / drug effects*,  physiology
Heart Ventricles / cytology,  drug effects
Isoproterenol / pharmacology*
Membrane Potentials / drug effects
Myocardium / cytology*
Patch-Clamp Techniques
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Agonists; 0/Calcium Channels; 0/Culture Media, Serum-Free; 7683-59-2/Isoproterenol

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