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Novel distribution of calreticulin to cardiomyocyte mitochondria and its increase in a rat model of dilated cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  24813996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Calreticulin (CRT), a Ca(2+)-binding chaperone of the endoplasmic reticulum, can also be found in several other locations including the cytosol, nucleus, secretory granules, the outer side of the plasma membrane, and the extracellular matrix. Whether CRT is localized at mitochondria of cardiomyocytes and whether such localization is affected under DCM are still unclear.
METHODS AND RESULTS: The DCM model was generated in rats by the daily oral administration of furazolidone for thirty weeks. Echocardiographic and hemodynamic studies demonstrated enlarged left ventricular dimensions and reduced systolic and diastolic function in DCM rats. Immuno-electron microscopy and western blot showed that CRT was present in cardiomyocyte mitochondria and the mitochondrial content of CRT was increased in DCM hearts (P<0.05). Morphometric analysis showed notable myocardial apoptosis and mitochondrial swelling with fractured or dissolved cristae in the DCM hearts. Compared with the control group, the mitochondrial membrane potential level of the freshly isolated cardiac mitochondria and the enzyme activities of cytochrome c oxidase and succinate dehydrogenase in the model group were significantly decreased (P<0.05), and the myocardial apoptosis index and the caspase activities of caspase-9 and caspase-3 were significantly increased (P<0.05). Pearson linear correlation analysis showed that the mitochondrial content of CRT had negative correlations with the mitochondrial function, and a positive correlation with myocardial apoptosis index (P<0.001). The protein expression level of cytochrome c and the phosphorylation activitiy of STAT3 in the mitochondrial fraction were significantly decreased in the model group compared with the control group (P<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: These data demonstrate that CRT is localized at cardiomyocyte mitochondria and its mitochondrial content is increased in DCM hearts.
Ming Zhang; Jin Wei; Yali Li; Hu Shan; Rui Yan; Lin Lin; Qiuhong Zhang; Jiahong Xue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biochemical and biophysical research communications     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1090-2104     ISO Abbreviation:  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372516     Medline TA:  Biochem Biophys Res Commun     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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