Verapamil pretreatment preserves mitochondrial function and tissue magnesium in the ischemic kidney.


These studies were designed to test the efficacy and possible mechanisms of the prevention of mitochondrial functional deterioration in renal ischemia by the slow-channel calcium blocker verapamil. Renal ischemia was induced in guinea pigs by a unilateral ligation of the renal artery for 30 or 60 min. In the pretreated animals verapamil was given twice a… (More)


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