Temperature acclimation modifies sinoatrial pacemaker mechanism of the rainbow trout heart.

The hypothesis of pacemaker level origin of thermal compensation in heart rate was tested by recording action potentials (AP) in intact sinoatrial tissue and enzymatically isolated pacemaker cells of rainbow trout acclimated at 4 degrees C (cold) and 18 degrees C (warm). With electrophysiological recordings, the primary pacemaker was located at the base of… CONTINUE READING