The effect of menadione on sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ and contractions of single guinea-pig cardiomyocytes.

We investigated the effect of 2-methyl-1,4-naphtoquinone (Menadione) on sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ content and electrically stimulated contractions (ESCs) of single isolated myocytes of guinea-pig ventricular myocardium. The contractures initiated by means of microinjections of caffeine into the close vicinity of the cell were used as an indirect… CONTINUE READING