Signaling pathways involved in desflurane-induced postconditioning in human atrial myocardium in vitro

Sandrine Lemoine, Gallic Beauchef, Lan Zhu, Emmanuelle Renard, Olivier Lepage, Massimo Massetti, André Khayat, Philippe Galera, Jean Louis Gérard, Jean Luc Hanouz

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BACKGROUND: Isoflurane and sevoflurane have been shown to elicit myocardial postconditioning, but the effect of desflurane remain unknown. The authors studied the mechanisms involved in desflurane-induced myocardial postconditioning. METHODS: Contracting isolated human right atrial trabeculae (34 degrees C, stimulation frequency 1 Hz) were exposed to 30-min hypoxia followed by 60-min reoxygenation. Desflurane at 3%, 6%, and 9% was administered during the first 5-min of reoxygenation. Postconditioning with 6% desflurane was studied in the presence of 1 microM calphostin C, a protein kinase C inhibitor; 800 mm 5-hydroxydecanoate, a mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels antagonist; 1 microM Akt inhibitor; 20 microM PD89058, an extracellular-regulated kinase 1/2 inhibitor; and 1 microM SB 202190, a p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase inhibitor. The force of contraction at the end of the 60-min reoxygenation period was compared (mean +/- SD). The p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphorylation was studied using Western blotting. RESULTS: Desflurane at 3% (77 +/- 10% of baseline), 6% (90 +/- 14% of baseline), and 9% (86 +/- 11% of baseline) enhanced the recovery of force after 60 min of reoxygenation as compared with the control group (51 +/- 9% of baseline; P < 0.001). Calphostin C (55 +/- 3% of baseline), 5-hydroxydecanoate (53 +/- 3% of baseline), Akt inhibitor (57 +/- 8% of baseline), PD89058 (64 +/- 6% of baseline), and SB 202190 (61 +/- 3% of baseline) abolished desflurane-induced postconditioning. Western blot analysis showed that 6% desflurane increased p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphorylation. CONCLUSIONS: In vitro, desflurane postconditioned human atrial myocardium through protein kinase C activation, opening of mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels, Akt and extracellular-regulated kinase 1/2 activation, and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphorylation.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1036-1044
Numero di pagine9
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2008


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Heart Atria
  • Humans
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Ischemic Preconditioning, Myocardial
  • Isoflurane
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Contraction
  • Signal Transduction
  • Ventricular Function, Left


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