Login to MyKarger

New to MyKarger? Click here to sign up.



Login with Facebook

Forgot your password?

Authors, Editors, Reviewers

For Manuscript Submission, Check or Review Login please go to Submission Websites List.

Submission Websites List

Institutional Login
(Shibboleth or Open Athens)

For the academic login, please select your country in the dropdown list. You will be redirected to verify your credentials.

Original

Comparative Effects of Liensinine and Neferine on the Human Ether-a-go-go-related Gene Potassium Channel and Pharmacological Activity Analysis

Dong Z.-X.1,* · Zhao X.1,* · Gu D.-F.1 · Shi Y.-Q.1 · Zhang J.1 · Hu X.-X.1 · Hu M.-Q.1 · Yang B.-F.1,2 · Li B.-X.1,2

Author affiliations

1Department of Pharmacology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin,2State-Province Key Laboratory of Biopharmaceutical Engineering, Harbin,*Zeng-Xiang Dong and Xin Zhao made equal contributions to this study

Corresponding Author

Dr. Bao-Xin Li

Department of Pharmacology

(State-Province Key Laboratory of Biopharmaceutical Engineering)

Harbin Medical University, #157 Baojian Road, Harbin 150081 (China)

Tel. +86 451 8667 1354, Fax +86 451 86667511, E-Mail libx64@hotmail.com

Related Articles for ""

Cell Physiol Biochem 2012;29:431–442

Do you have an account?

Login Information





Contact Information










I have read the Karger Terms and Conditions and agree.



Abstract

Liensinine and neferine, a kind of isoquinoline alkaloid, can antagonize the ventricular arrhythmias. The human ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG) is involved in repolarization of cardiac action potential. We investigated the effects of liensinine and neferine on the biophysical properties of hERG channel and the underlying structure–activity relationships. The effects of liensinine and neferine were examined on the hERG channels in the stable transfected HEK293 cells using a whole-cell patch clamp technique, western blot analysis and immunofluorescence experiment. The pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution determination of liensinine and neferine in rats were determined by a validated RP-HPLC method. Liensinine and neferine induced decrease of current amplitude in dose-dependent. Liensinine reduced hERG tail current from 70.3±6.3 pA/pF in control group to 56.7±2.8 pA/pF in the 1 µM group, 53.0±2.3 pA/pF (3 µM) and 17.8±0.7 pA/pF (30 µM); the corresponding current densities of neferine-treated cells were 41.9±3.1 pA/pF, 32.3±3.1 pA/pF and 16.2±0.6 pA/pF, respectively. Neferine had binding affinity for the open and inactivated state of hERG channel, liensinine only bound to the open state. The inhibitory effects of liensinine and neferine on hERG current were attenuated in the F656V or Y652A mutant channels. Neferine distributed more quickly than liensinine in rats, which was found to be in higher concentration than liensinine. Both liensinine and neferine had no effect on the generation and expression of hERG channels. In conclusion, neferine is a more potent blocker of hERG channels than liensinine at low concentration (<10 µM), which may be due to higher hydrophobic nature of neferine compared with liensinine. Neferine may be safety even for long-term treatment as an antiarrhythmic drug.

© 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original

Accepted: January 30, 2012
Published online: April 03, 2012
Issue release date: April 2012

Number of Print Pages: 12
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1015-8987 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9778 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/CPB


Copyright / Drug Dosage / Disclaimer

Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.