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Effects of rotigaptide (ZP123) on connexin43 remodeling in canine ventricular fibrillation.

Su GY, Wang J, Xu ZX, Qiao XJ, Zhong JQ, Zhang Y - Mol Med Rep (2015)

Bottom Line: Cx43 expression in the VF groups was significantly lower than that in the sham control group (P<0.05).Cx43 expression was higher in the 12-min and 30-min ZP123 groups than that in the NS control group (P<0.05), while p-Cx43 expression decreased, although the levels were significantly higher than those in the control groups (P<0.05).Cx43 expression was positively correlated with the defibrillation success rate (r=0.91; P<0.01) and negatively with the mean defibrillation energy (r=-0.854; P<0.01), while p-Cx43 expression was positively correlated with the success rate of the previous three defibrillations (r=0.926; P<0.01).In conclusion, ZP123 reduced Cx43 remodeling through regulating the expression, distribution and phosphorylation of Cx43, thereby reducing the defibrillation energy required for successful cardioversion.

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Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research, Chinese Ministry of Education and Chinese Ministry of Health, Department of Cardiology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250012, P.R. China.

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The present study investigated the effects of rotigaptide (ZP123) on the expression, distribution and phosphorylation of connexin43 (Cx43) in myocardial cell membranes in cardioversion of ventricular fibrillation (VF). A model of prolonged VF (8, 12 and 30 min) was established in mongrel dogs (n=8/group), following treatment with ZP123 or normal saline (NS control). A sham control was included. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was begun at the start of VF followed by defibrillation. Animals received a maximum of three defibrillations of increasing energy (70, 100 and 150 J biphasic shock) as required. The average defibrillation energy, defibrillation success rate, return of spontaneous circulation and survival rate were recorded. Cx43 and phosphorylated (p-)Cx43 expression in cardiomyocyte membranes was detected by western blot and immunofluorescence analyses. Compared with the NS-treated control groups, the success defibrillation rate in the 8-min and 12-min ZP123 groups was significantly higher (P<0.05), while the average defibrillation energy was significantly lower (P<0.05). Cx43 expression in the VF groups was significantly lower than that in the sham control group (P<0.05). Cx43 expression was higher in the 12-min and 30-min ZP123 groups than that in the NS control group (P<0.05), while p-Cx43 expression decreased, although the levels were significantly higher than those in the control groups (P<0.05). Cx43 expression was positively correlated with the defibrillation success rate (r=0.91; P<0.01) and negatively with the mean defibrillation energy (r=-0.854; P<0.01), while p-Cx43 expression was positively correlated with the success rate of the previous three defibrillations (r=0.926; P<0.01).In conclusion, ZP123 reduced Cx43 remodeling through regulating the expression, distribution and phosphorylation of Cx43, thereby reducing the defibrillation energy required for successful cardioversion.

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Mentions: Cx43 expression was positively correlated with the defibrillation success rate (r=0.91; P<0.01) (Fig. 3), and negatively with the average defibrillation energy (r=−0.854; P<0.01) (Fig. 4), while p-Cx43 expression correlated positively with the success rate of the first three defibrillations (r=0.926; P<0.01) (Fig. 5).


Effects of rotigaptide (ZP123) on connexin43 remodeling in canine ventricular fibrillation.

Su GY, Wang J, Xu ZX, Qiao XJ, Zhong JQ, Zhang Y - Mol Med Rep (2015)

Correlation between Cx43 expression and defibrillation success rate. Cx, connexin.
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f3-mmr-12-04-5746: Correlation between Cx43 expression and defibrillation success rate. Cx, connexin.
Mentions: Cx43 expression was positively correlated with the defibrillation success rate (r=0.91; P<0.01) (Fig. 3), and negatively with the average defibrillation energy (r=−0.854; P<0.01) (Fig. 4), while p-Cx43 expression correlated positively with the success rate of the first three defibrillations (r=0.926; P<0.01) (Fig. 5).

Bottom Line: Cx43 expression in the VF groups was significantly lower than that in the sham control group (P<0.05).Cx43 expression was higher in the 12-min and 30-min ZP123 groups than that in the NS control group (P<0.05), while p-Cx43 expression decreased, although the levels were significantly higher than those in the control groups (P<0.05).Cx43 expression was positively correlated with the defibrillation success rate (r=0.91; P<0.01) and negatively with the mean defibrillation energy (r=-0.854; P<0.01), while p-Cx43 expression was positively correlated with the success rate of the previous three defibrillations (r=0.926; P<0.01).In conclusion, ZP123 reduced Cx43 remodeling through regulating the expression, distribution and phosphorylation of Cx43, thereby reducing the defibrillation energy required for successful cardioversion.

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Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research, Chinese Ministry of Education and Chinese Ministry of Health, Department of Cardiology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250012, P.R. China.

ABSTRACT
The present study investigated the effects of rotigaptide (ZP123) on the expression, distribution and phosphorylation of connexin43 (Cx43) in myocardial cell membranes in cardioversion of ventricular fibrillation (VF). A model of prolonged VF (8, 12 and 30 min) was established in mongrel dogs (n=8/group), following treatment with ZP123 or normal saline (NS control). A sham control was included. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was begun at the start of VF followed by defibrillation. Animals received a maximum of three defibrillations of increasing energy (70, 100 and 150 J biphasic shock) as required. The average defibrillation energy, defibrillation success rate, return of spontaneous circulation and survival rate were recorded. Cx43 and phosphorylated (p-)Cx43 expression in cardiomyocyte membranes was detected by western blot and immunofluorescence analyses. Compared with the NS-treated control groups, the success defibrillation rate in the 8-min and 12-min ZP123 groups was significantly higher (P<0.05), while the average defibrillation energy was significantly lower (P<0.05). Cx43 expression in the VF groups was significantly lower than that in the sham control group (P<0.05). Cx43 expression was higher in the 12-min and 30-min ZP123 groups than that in the NS control group (P<0.05), while p-Cx43 expression decreased, although the levels were significantly higher than those in the control groups (P<0.05). Cx43 expression was positively correlated with the defibrillation success rate (r=0.91; P<0.01) and negatively with the mean defibrillation energy (r=-0.854; P<0.01), while p-Cx43 expression was positively correlated with the success rate of the previous three defibrillations (r=0.926; P<0.01).In conclusion, ZP123 reduced Cx43 remodeling through regulating the expression, distribution and phosphorylation of Cx43, thereby reducing the defibrillation energy required for successful cardioversion.

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