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Wenxin Keli attenuates ischemia-induced ventricular arrhythmias in rats: Involvement of L‑type calcium and transient outward potassium currents.
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PMID:  23174802     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Wenxin Keli is the first state‑sanctioned traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)-based antiarrhythmic drug. The present study aimed to examine whether long‑term treatment with Wenxin Keli reduces ischemia‑induced ventricular arrhythmias in rats in vivo, and if so, which mechanisms are involved. Male rats were treated with either saline (control group) or Wenxin Keli for 3 weeks and were subjected to myocardial ischemia for 30 min with assessment of the resulting ventricular arrhythmias. The L‑type calcium current (ICa,L) and transient outward potassium current (Ito) were measured by the patch clamp technique in normal rat cardiac ventricular myocytes. During the 30‑min ischemia, Wenxin Keli significantly reduced the incidence of ventricular fibrillation (VF) (P<0.05). The number of ventricular tachycardia (VT)+VF episodes and the severity of arrhythmias were significantly reduced by Wenxin Keli administration compared to the control group (P<0.05). In addition, Wenxin Keli inhibited ICa,L and Ito in a concentration‑dependent manner. These results suggest that long‑term treatment with Wenxin Keli may attenuate ischemia‑induced ventricular arrhythmias in rats and that ICa,L and Ito may be involved in this attenuation.
Authors:
Xi Wang; Xin Wang; Yongwei Gu; Teng Wang; Congxin Huang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular medicine reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1791-3004     ISO Abbreviation:  Mol Med Report     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101475259     Medline TA:  Mol Med Report     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R. China.
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