Author(s): Pardo AC, Rinaldi GJ, Mosca SM
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Abstract The aim was to study the mitochondrial Ca(2+) handling of mitochondria isolated from normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) hearts and to establish a possible correlation with systolic blood pressure (SBP). Mitochondrial swelling after Ca(2+) addition, Ca(2+)-retention capacity (CRC) by calcium green method, and membrane potential (ΔΨm) were assessed. SBP was 124±1 (WKY) and 235±6mmHg (SHR). CRC, Ca(2+) response and ΔΨm were lower in SHR than WKY mitochondria. The conclusion is: the more depolarized state of SHR than WKY mitochondria results in an abnormal Ca(2+) handling and this event is closely associated with the SBP. Copyright © 2014 © Elsevier B.V. and Mitochondria Research Society. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Mitochondrion
and referenced in Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine