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      Effects of Hydrogen Ion on the Changes in Adenosine Production in the Isolated Rat Heart Perfused at a Constant Flow System

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          This study was designed to clarify the relationship between the change in H<sup>+</sup> and the nucleoside concentration at a constant coronary flow rate using a Langendorff system. Wistar rat hearts were perfused with Krebs-Henseleit solution (control, pH 7.4) modified to be either acidotic or alkalotic. Coronary perfusion presssure (CPP), left ventricular pressure, and myocardial oxygen consumption were decreased in the acidotic perfusate. On the other hand, these parameters increased in the alkalotic perfusate. Adenosine production in the acidotic perfusate significantly decreased while it significantly increased in the alkalotic perfusate. Furthermore, there was a significant positive correlation between both the percent change in adenosine production and the percent change in CPP in acidosis and alkalosis. It is suggested from these results that the hydrogen ion affects the adenosine metabolism and that the change in coronary blood flow by H<sup>+</sup> is at least partly regulated by adenosine.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1991
          1991
          12 November 2008
          : 78
          : 2
          : 117-123
          Affiliations
          aThe Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, and b School of Nursing and Medical Technology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan, Kitakyushu, Japan
          Article
          174775 Cardiology 1991;78:117–123
          10.1159/000174775
          2070369
          © 1991 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 7
          Categories
          Basic Science in Cardiology

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