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ASSA14-14-06 Expressions of endothelin-1 in primary cultured atrial myocytes after rapid electrical-field stimulation
  1. Z Po,
  2. Z Xianyang,
  3. W Qiguang,
  4. Z Duanzhen,
  5. H Xiumin
  1. Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Research Institute of PLA, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Command, Shenyang City 110016, China


Background To study the expressions of endothelin-1 at early stages of atrial fibrillation in a rapid paced primary cultured atrial myocyte model.

Methods Primary rat atrial myocytes were cultured and a rapid paced cell model was established. The polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) were applied to detect the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) expression and secretion of endothelin-1.

Results mRNA expression of endothelin-1 increased after 6 h of rapid pacing and continued to elevate in a time dependent manner. Similarly, changes of endothelin-1 secretion were paralleled.

Conclusion Expressions of endothelin-1 increased in early phase of rapid paced atrial myocytes. It implicated the endothelin-1 was implicated in pathological remodelling of atrial fibrillation.

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