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The late Na current as a therapeutic target: where are we?
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PMID:  23500390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this article we review the late Na current which functionally can be measured using patch-clamp electrophysiology (INa,late). This current is largely enhanced under pathological myocardial conditions such as ischemia and heart failure. In addition, INa,late can cause systolic and diastolic contractile dysfunction via a Na-dependent Ca-overload of the myocyte. Moreover, INa,late plays a crucial role as ventricular and atrial proarrhythmic substrate in myocardial pathology by changing cellular electrophysiology. We summarize recent experimental and clinical studies that investigate therapeutic inhibition of this current and discuss the significance of the available data and try to answer not only the question, where we currently are but where we may go in the near future.
Lars S Maier; Samuel Sossalla
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1095-8584     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
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Created Date:  2013-3-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0262322     Medline TA:  J Mol Cell Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Abt. Kardiologie und Pneumologie / Herzzentrum, Deutsches Zentrum für Herzkreislaufforschung, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany. Electronic address:
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