Christoph A Blomeyer

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BACKGROUND Anesthetic and ischemic preconditioning share similar signal transduction pathways. The authors tested the hypothesis that the beta1-adrenergic signal transduction pathway mediates anesthetic and ischemic preconditioning in vivo. METHODS Pentobarbital-anesthetized (30 mg/kg) rabbits (n = 96) were instrumented for measurement of systemic(More)
Cardiac mitochondrial matrix (m) free Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]m) increases primarily by Ca(2+) uptake through the Ca(2+) uniporter (CU). Ca(2+) uptake via the CU is attenuated by extra-matrix (e) Mg(2+) ([Mg(2+)]e). How [Ca(2+)]m is dynamically modulated by interacting physiological levels of [Ca(2+)]e and [Mg(2+)]e and how this interaction alters bioenergetics are(More)
In cardiac mitochondria, matrix free Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]m) is primarily regulated by Ca(2+) uptake and release via the Ca(2+) uniporter (CU) and Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger (NCE) as well as by Ca(2+) buffering. Although experimental and computational studies on the CU and NCE dynamics exist, it is not well understood how matrix Ca(2+) buffering affects these(More)
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