Characterization of alpha 1-adrenoceptors which mediate chronotropy in neonatal rat cardiac myocytes.

1. In the present study, we investigated the effect of culture on alpha 1-adrenoceptors that mediate chronotropy and on alpha 1-adrenergic signal transduction in neonatal rat cardiac myocytes. 2. The spontaneous beating rate of neonatal rat myocytes after 3 or 7 days in culture was 37.4 +/- 4.2 or 102.0 +/- 4.3 beats min-1, respectively. The alpha 1… CONTINUE READING