Effects of increasing intracellular reactive iron level on cardiac function and oxidative injury in the isolated rat heart.

Elevation of cell iron content was produced by use of a lipophilic iron ligand, 8-hydroxyquinoline (HQ), capable of transferring catalytically active iron into cells. The Fe(3+)-HQ complex labeled with 59Fe was avidly taken up by isolated perfused hearts contrary to the hydrophilic complex Fe(3+)-citrate. Hearts perfused in aerobic conditions with Krebs… (More)