Rainer Sempell

Learn More
Chronic β-adrenoceptor stimulation leads to desensitization of the myocardial adenylyl cyclase signalling pathway which includes β-adrenoceptor downregulation and upregulation of Gi-protein α-subunits. However, these investigations have mainly been done in cellular preparations. In this study we report that isoprenaline infusion in vivo leads to an increase(More)
In human end-stage heart failure an increased amount of inhibitory G-protein alpha-subunits (Gi alpha) is assumed to play a role in desensitization of the adenylyl cyclase signaling pathway. In the present study, northern blot experiments with 32P-labeled cDNA probes in ventricular tissue samples from explanted human hearts revealed that Gi alpha-2- and Gi(More)
Increased plasma concentrations of catecholamines are assumed to be responsible for the decreased sensitivity to catecholamines of the failing heart. We investigated in rat heart the influence of a 4-day infusion of isoprenaline (Iso; 2.4 mg.kg-1.d-1), propranolol (Prop; 9.9 mg.kg-1.d-1), Iso + Prop or 0.9% NaCl as control (Ctr) on myocardial Gi-mRNA and(More)
  • 1