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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Mechanical and metabolic characterization of ischemic contracture in the neonatal pig heart.

Isolated, paced, isovolumetrically beating piglet hearts (n = 37) underwent retrograde aortic perfusion with a crystalloid solution during three periods: 1) baseline (coronary perfusion pressure 60 mm Hg), 2) ischemia (coronary flow 10% of baseline for approximately 80 min), and 3) reperfusion (perfusion pressure returned to baseline). In one group of hearts, glycolysis (using 3H2O formation from [3H]glucose) was assessed. During baseline, peak systolic pressure (PSP) was 101.1 +/- 5.0 mm Hg, end diastolic pressure (EDP) 4.4 +/- 0.5 mm Hg, glycolysis 970.5 +/- 65.3 nmol/min/gwet, and myocardial glycogen 234.8 +/- 12.0 mumol/gdry. During ischemia, PSP decreased to 23.3 +/- 2.7 mm Hg, EDP increased to 12.3 +/- 0.7 mm Hg, myocardial glycogen decreased to 181.5 +/- 30.3 mumol/gdry, and lactate (approximately 154 mumol/gwet) and glycerol (approximately 930 nmol/gwet) were released. Myocardial contracture correlated with a decrease in lactate release. Glycolysis decreased to approximately 400 nmol/min/gwet and remained stable, accounting for approximately 50% of the lactate produced. During reperfusion, PSP recovered to 79.8 +/- 3.5 mm Hg, EDP 6.6 +/- 1.7 mm Hg, and glycolysis 1103.9 +/- 81 nmol/min/gwet. In a second group of hearts, with similar mechanical responses, glucose oxidation (using 14CO2 formation from [14C]glucose) was evaluated. During baseline, glucose oxidation was 165.4 +/- 15.9 nmol/min/gwet and correlated closely (r = 0.957) with mechanical activity. With ischemia, glucose oxidation decreased to approximately 17 nmol/min/gwet, yet accounted for approximately 42% of the ATP produced. Upon reperfusion, glucose oxidation returned to baseline values, but now correlated poorly (r = 0.574) with mechanical activity.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[1]


  1. Mechanical and metabolic characterization of ischemic contracture in the neonatal pig heart. Ascuitto, R.J., Ross-Ascuitto, N.T., Kydon, D.W., Waddell, A.E., McDonough, K.H. Pediatr. Res. (1995) [Pubmed]
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