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Inotropy and L-type Ca2+ current, activated by beta1- and beta2-adrenoceptors, are differently controlled by phosphodiesterases 3 and 4 in rat heart.

Authors: Christ, T  Galindo-Tovar, A  Thoms, M  Ravens, U  Kaumann, AJ 
Citation: Christ T, etal., Br J Pharmacol. 2009 Jan;156(1):62-83.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:19133992
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1111/j.1476-5381.2008.00015.x

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: beta(1)- and beta(2)-adrenoceptors coexist in rat heart but beta(2)-adrenoceptor-mediated inotropic effects are hardly detectable, possibly due to phosphodiesterase (PDE) activity. We investigated the influence of the PDE3 inhibitor cilostamide (300 nmol x L(-1)) and the PDE4 inhibitor rolipram (1 micromol x L(-1)) on the effects of (-)-catecholamines. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Cardiostimulation evoked by (-)-noradrenaline (ICI118551 present) and (-)-adrenaline (CGP20712A present) through beta(1)- and beta(2)-adrenoceptors, respectively, was compared on sinoatrial beating rate, left atrial and ventricular contractile force in isolated tissues from Wistar rats. L-type Ca(2+)-current (I(Ca-L)) was assessed with whole-cell patch clamp. KEY RESULTS: Rolipram caused sinoatrial tachycardia. Cilostamide and rolipram did not enhance chronotropic potencies of (-)-noradrenaline and (-)-adrenaline. Rolipram but not cilostamide potentiated atrial and ventricular inotropic effects of (-)-noradrenaline. Cilostamide potentiated the ventricular effects of (-)-adrenaline but not of (-)-noradrenaline. Concurrent cilostamide + rolipram uncovered left atrial effects of (-)-adrenaline. Both rolipram and cilostamide augmented the (-)-noradrenaline (1 micromol x L(-1)) evoked increase in I(Ca-L). (-)-Adrenaline (10 micromol x L(-1)) increased I(Ca-L) only in the presence of cilostamide but not rolipram. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: PDE4 blunts the beta(1)-adrenoceptor-mediated inotropic effects. PDE4 reduces basal sinoatrial rate in a compartment distinct from compartments controlled by beta(1)- and beta(2)-adrenoceptors. PDE3 and PDE4 jointly prevent left atrial beta(2)-adrenoceptor-mediated inotropy. Both PDE3 and PDE4 reduce I(Ca-L) responses through beta(1)-adrenoceptors but the PDE3 component is unrelated to inotropy. PDE3 blunts both ventricular inotropic and I(Ca-L) responses through beta(2)-adrenoceptors.

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Created: 2011-03-24
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