The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Effects of a lipoxygenase inhibitor on digoxin-induced cardiac arrhythmias in the isolated perfused guinea-pig heart.

1. The effects of a lipoxygenase inhibitor, BW A4C, on digoxin-induced arrhythmias and cardiac dynamics (contractile force, perfusion pressure, heart rate) were investigated in Langendorff-perfused isolated guinea-pig hearts. In the control group, arrhythmias were induced by 25 micrograms/ml digoxin at a perfusion rate of 0.5 ml/min. In the treated groups, BW A4C (1 and 0.3 microM) perfused continuously from 15 min prior to digoxin until cardiac arrest occurred. Digoxin exposure (microgram/g wet weight of heart) for the occurrence of arrhythmias and cardiac arrest were the parameters evaluated to assess cardiotoxicity. 2. Digoxin caused a marked increase in leukotriene B4 release in the coronary effluent, and was collected during tachyarrhythmias. BW A4C markedly inhibited the digoxin-induced elevation of LTB4. 3. BW A4C (1 and 0.3 microM) did not prevent the onset of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia despite a slight delay in the occurrence of ventricular fibrillation and cardiac arrest at the 0.3 microM concentration. 4. Contractile force increased significantly after digoxin infusion which was concomitant with the time of onset of arrhythmias. In the presence of BW A4C, the contractile force increased, but not significantly. Perfusion pressure increased initially after digoxin infusion in the absence and the presence of BW A4C, but not significantly. 5. These findings show that the lipoxygenase inhibitor lacked any protective action on digoxin-induced arrhythmias despite its effective suppression of digoxin-induced elevation of LTB4 in coronary effluent.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities