alexa The role of L-type calcium channels in the accumulation of Ca2+ in soleus muscle fibers in the rat and changes in the ratio of myosin and serca isoforms in conditions of gravitational unloading.
Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine

Author(s): Mukhina AM, Altaeva EG, Nemirovskaya TL, Shenkman BS

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Gravitational unloading is known to produce changes in the expression of a number of contractile and regulatory proteins in the soleus muscle. This applies particularly to isoforms of myosin heavy chains (MHC) and SERCA sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium pumps. Unloading increases the resting levels of extracellular calcium in soleus muscle fibers. The present study addresses verification of the hypothesis that changes in the expression of MHC and SERCA isoforms in gravitational unloading are linked with the accumulation of calcium ions in the myoplasm of muscle fibers. It is suggested that specific blockade of L-type calcium channels using nifedipine decreases the myoplasmic calcium ion concentration, thus preventing the development of changes in the expression of MHC and SERCA isoforms. A total of 36 male Wistar rats were divided into three groups: a control group, an unloading group using the Morley-Holton soleus muscle functional unloading model, and an unloading + nifedipine group, where animals received daily nifedipine (7 mg/kg/day) with their drinking water on the background of suspension. The results showed that blockade of L-type calcium channels on the background of gravitational unloading significantly decreased the extent of calcium ion accumulation in the myoplasm of soleus muscle fibers, which partly prevented the transformation of muscle fibers (in relation to the fast and slow isoforms of MHC and SERCA) to the rapid type. There was no nuclear translocation of the greater part of transcription factor NFATc1, as seen on unloading. This article was published in Neurosci Behav Physiol and referenced in Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version