Nitric oxide donor SIN-1 inhibits mammalian cardiac calcium current through cGMP-dependent protein kinase.

The effect of the nitric oxide (NO) donor SIN-1 (3-morpholino-sydnonimine) on the calcium current (ICa) was examined in guinea pig ventricular myocytes. SIN-1 had little effect on basal ICa. After moderate stimulation of ICa with 10 nM isoproterenol (ISO), 10 microM SIN-1 caused either stimulation or inhibition of ICa; 100 microM SIN-1 consistently caused… CONTINUE READING