Effects of diabetes on ryanodine receptor Ca release channel (RyR2) and Ca2+ homeostasis in rat heart

YARAS N., UGUR M., OZDEMIR S., GURDAL H., Purali N. , LACAMPAGNE A., ...Daha Fazla

DIABETES, cilt.54, ss.3082-3088, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2337/diabetes.54.11.3082
  • Dergi Adı: DIABETES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3082-3088


The defects identified in the mechanical activity of the hearts from type 1 diabetic animals include alteration of Ca2+ signaling via changes in critical processes that regulate intracellular Ca2+ concentration. These defects result partially from a dysfunction of cardiac ryanodine receptor calcium release channel (RyR2). The present study was designed to determine whether the properties of the Ca2+ sparks might provide insight into the role of RyR2 in the altered Ca2+ signaling in cardiomyocytes from diabetic animals when they were analyzed together with Ca2+ transients. Basal Ca2+ level as well as Ca2+ -spark frequency of cardiomyoctes isolated from 5-week streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats significantly increased with respect to aged-matched control rats. Ca2+ transients exhibited significantly reduced amplitude and prolonged time courses as well as depressed Ca2+ loading of sarcoplasmic reticulum. in diabetic rats. Spatio-temporal properties of the Ca2+ sparks in cardiomyocytes isolated from diabetic rats were also significantly altered to being almost parallel to the changes of Ca2+ transients. In addition, RyR2 from diabetic rat hearts were hyperphosphorylated and protein levels of both RyR2 and FKBP12.6 depleted. These data show that STZ-induced diabetic rat hearts exhibit altered local Ca2+ signaling with increased basal Ca2+ level.