Effects of ryanodine on the contractile force of potassium-depolarized hearts.


The relationship between cellular calcium movements and contractility was indirectly assessed in Langendorff-preparations of guinea pig hearts perfused with either Krebs-Henseleit solution or a high-potassium (22 mM) solution containing 2.4 X 10(-8) M isoproterenol. The addition of either D600 (2.4-24.0 X 10(-8) M) or ryanodine (0.24-24.0 X 10(-6) M) to… (More)