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      Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase in Patients with Cardiac Ischemia due to Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease and in Patients with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy

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          Cardiac ischemia is associated with an impairment in long-chain fatty acid metabolism. We studied carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) in left ventricular biopsies of 6 transplant recipients with ischemia due to atherosclerosis, 4 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, and 5 donor hearts. Total CPT activity was not significantly different between the three groups (7.9 ± 3; 6.7 ± 2, and 8 ± 3 nmol/min/mg noncollagenous protein). Residual CPT activity after inhibition by malonyl-CoA (0.4 mM) was 38 ± 11, 36 ± 5 and 38 ± 7%. There were no differences in IC<sub>50</sub> values. Residual CPT activity after the addition of the detergent Triton X-100 (0.5%) was 58 ± 17, 54 ± 2 and 50 ± 8% (nonsignificant). Our results suggest that (i) total CPT activity and (ii) the sensitivity of the interaction of CPT I with its regulator malonyl-CoA are not affected by cardiac ischemia, and (iii) the ratio of CPT I to CPT II is not altered in cardiac ischemia.

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          S. Karger AG
          19 November 2008
          : 88
          : 3
          : 258-263
          Departments of Neurology, aFriedrich Wilhelm University, Bonn, and bMartin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
          177340 Cardiology 1997;88:258–263
          © 1997 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          General Cardiology, Basic Research


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