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Altered phosphorylation and calcium sensitivity of cardiac myofibrillar proteins during sepsis.

Authors: Wu, LL  Tang, C  Liu, MS 
Citation: Wu LL, etal., Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2001 Aug;281(2):R408-16.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:11448842

Altered phosphorylation and Ca(2+) sensitivity of cardiac myofibrillar proteins during different phases of sepsis were investigated. Sepsis was induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). The results show that phosphorylation of troponin I (TnI) was increased by 268% during the early phase (9 h after CLP) but decreased by 46% during the late phase (18 h after CLP) of sepsis. Phosphorylation of C protein was increased by 76% during the early phase but decreased by 41% during the late phase of sepsis. Phosphorylation of myosin light chain-2 (MLC-2) remained unaltered during the early phase but was decreased by 38% during the late phase of sepsis. Phosphorylation of TnT was unaffected during the progression of sepsis. The increases in the phosphorylation of TnI and C protein during early sepsis were associated with the decrease in the Ca(2+) sensitivity of myofilaments and the increases in myocardial changes in tension development (+dP/dt(max)) and cAMP level. The decreases in the phosphorylation of TnI and C protein during late sepsis coincided with the declines in the activities of myofibrillar ATPase, Ca(2+) sensitivity of myofilaments, myocardial +/-dP/dt(max), and cAMP content. The increases and the decreases in the phosphorylation of TnI and C protein, +/-dP/dt(max), and the tissue cAMP level were sensitive to isoproterenol stimulation and propranolol inhibition. These findings suggest that alterations in the phosphorylation of myofibrillar proteins, such as TnI, C protein, and MLC-2, and changes in the activities and the Ca(2+) sensitivity of myofibrillar ATPase may contribute to the altered cardiac function during the progression of sepsis. Furthermore, the sepsis-induced alterations in the phosphorylation and Ca(2+) sensitivity of cardiac myofibrillar proteins were mediated via a beta-adrenergic receptor pathway.

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