Ca2+ transport in the myocardial sarcoplasmic reticulum of rats during antiorthostatic off-loading and during readaptation

Abstract

The rate of Ca2+ accumulation in the myocardial sarcoplasmic reticulum is studied in experiments on rats under conditions of hind paw functional off-loading by suspending animals by the tail for 1 to 40 days, as well as during a 2-week period of readaptation after a 40-day load relief. The rate of Ca2+ transport in the myocardial sarcoplasmic reticulum reliably drops (by 33%) after 40 days of suspension. At earlier stages of off-loading Ca-pump activity in the sarcoplasmic reticulum does not change reliably. After resumption of the loads in animals suspended for 40 days, the transporting function of the myocardial sarcoplasmic reticulum rapidly reverts to the control level, which is indicative of a reversible pattern of load relief-induced changes in the rate of Ca2+ transport.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02445731

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@article{Stepanova2006Ca2TI, title={Ca2+ transport in the myocardial sarcoplasmic reticulum of rats during antiorthostatic off-loading and during readaptation}, author={V. V. Stepanova and Yu. V. Arkhipenko and I. A. Popova and Felix Z. Meerson}, journal={Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine}, year={2006}, volume={118}, pages={1287-1290} }