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A patch-clamp study of the effects of cicletanine on whole-cell calcium current in ventricular myocytes.

Abstract : The effects of extracellular application of cicletanine on the voltage-sensitive calcium current (ICa) was studied in isolated cells from frog ventricle. Myocytes were isolated by enzymatic dissociation and ICa was measured using the whole-cell configuration of the patch-clamp technique modified to permit intracellular perfusion with various substances. Cicletanine (10 to 100 microM) had no effect on control ICa. However, when ICa was enhanced by superfusion of the cell with saturating doses of beta-adrenergic agonist (isoprenaline, 2 microM) or by intracellular perfusion with maximal doses of cAMP (20 microM), cicletanine exerted a dual effect on ICa. At 10 microM, cicletanine generally induced a transient or sustained stimulation of ICa (5 to 40%), while 100 microM of the drug generally reduced ICa. The effects of cicletanine were reversible and not voltage-dependent. These results suggest that cicletanine affects ICa by acting on a mechanism occurring after cAMP synthesis, by enhancing cAMP concentration (e.g. through an inhibition of cAMP phosphodiesterase) or facilitating cAMP-dependent phosphorylation of the Ca channels.
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M Gisbert, P Mery, R Fischmeister. A patch-clamp study of the effects of cicletanine on whole-cell calcium current in ventricular myocytes.. Drugs Under Experimental and Clinical Research, Bioscience Ediprint; 1999, 1988, 14 (2-3), pp.109-15. ⟨hal-03620140⟩

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