Adenosine A3 receptor stimulation attenuates postischemic dysfunction through KATP channels

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We tested the hypothesis that selective adenosine A3-receptor stimulation reduces postischemic contractile dysfunction through activation of ATP-sensitive potassium (K(ATP)) channels. Isolated, buffer-perfused rat hearts (n = 8/group) were not drug pretreated (control) or were pretreated with adenosine (20 μM), 2-chloro-N6-(3-iodobenzyl)-adenosine-5'-N- methyluronamide (CI-IB-MECA; A3 agonist, 100 nM), Cl-IB-MECA + 8-(3- noradamantyl)-1,3-dipropylxanthine (KW-3902; A1 antagonist, 5 μM), Cl-IB- MECA + glibenclamide (Glib; K(ATP)-channel blocker, 0.3 μM), or Glib alone for 12 min before 30 min of global normothermic ischemia followed by 2 h of reperfusion. After 2 h of reperfusion, left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP, %baseline) in control hearts was depressed to 34 ± 2%. In hearts pretreated with Cl-IB-MECA, there was a statistically significant increase in LVDP (50 ± 6%), which was reversed with coadministration of Glib (37 ± 1%). Control hearts also showed similar decreases in left ventricular peak positive rate of change in pressure (dP/dt). Therefore, the A3 agonist significantly attenuated postischemic cardiodynamic injury compared with the control, which was reversed by Glib. Cumulative creatine kinase (CK in U/min) activity was most pronounced in the control group (10.4 ± 0.6) and was significantly decreased by Cl-IB-MECA (7.5 ± 0.4), which was reversed by coadministration of Glib (9.4 ± 0.2). Coronary flow was increased during adenosine infusion (160% of baseline) but not during Cl-IB-MECA infusion. Effects of Cl-IB-MECA were not reversed by the specific A1 antagonist KW- 3902. We conclude that cardioprotection afforded by A3-receptor stimulation may be mediated in part by K(ATP) channels. Cl-IB-MECA may be an effective pretreatment agent that attenuates postischemic cardiodynamic dysfunction and CK release without the vasodilator liability of other adenosine agonists.

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Cited Authors

  • Thourani, VH; Nakamura, M; Ronson, RS; Jordan, JE; Zhao, ZQ; Levy, JH; Szlam, F; Guyton, RA; Vinten-Johansen, J

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 277 /

Start / End Page

  • H228 - H235

PubMed ID

  • 10409201

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10409201

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-6135