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In experiments carried out with the use of the radioactive label (45Ca2+) on suspension of the rat uterus myocytes processed by digitonin solution (0.1 mg/ml), influence of spermine and cyclosporin A on Mg2+, ATP-dependent Ca2+ transport in mitochondria at different Mg2+ concentration were investigated. Ca2+ accumulation in mitochondria was tested as such which was not sensitive to thapsigargin (100 nM) and was blocked by ruthenium red (10 microM). It has been shown, that spermine (1 mM) stimulates Mg2+, ATP-dependent Ca2+ accumulation in mitochondria irrespective of Mg2+ concentration (3 or 7 mM) in the incubation medium. At the same time cyclosporin A (5 microM) effects on Ca2+ accumulation in mitochondria depend on Mg2+ concentration in the incubation medium: at 3 mM Mg2+ the stimulating effect was observed, and at 7 mM Mg2+ - the inhibitory one. In conditions which led to the increase of nonspecific mitochondrial permeability and, accordingly, to dissipation of electrochemical potential (it was reached by 5 min. preincubation of myocytes suspension in the medium that contained 10 microM Ca2+, 2 mM phosphate and 3 or 7 mM Mg2+, but not ATP) significant inhibition of Mg2+, ATP-dependent Ca2+ accumulation in mitochondria was observed. The inhibition to the greater degree was observed when medium ATP and Mg2+ were absent simultaneously in the preincubation. Thus the quality of spermine effects on Ca2+ accumulation was kept: stimulation in the presence both of 3 mM and 7 mM Mg2+. Ca2+ accumulation did not reach the control level when 3 mM Mg2+ and 1 mM spermine was present and ATP absent in the preincubation medium. However, in the presence of 7 mM Mg2+ and 1 mM spermine practically full restoration (up to a control level) of Ca2+ accumulation was observed. At the same time with other things being equal such restoration was not observed at simultaneous absence of ATP and Mg2+ in the preincubation medium. The quality of cyclosporin A effects on Ca2+ accumulation in mitochondria was also kept: stimulation - in the presence of 3 mM Mg2+, inhibition - in the presence of 7 mM Mg2+ in the preincubation medium. And, at last, in the presence of cyclosporin A irrespective of the fact which preincubation medium was used, Ca2+ accumulation level practically did not depend on Mg2+ concentration.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Ukr biokhim zh (1999)

Publication Date

11/2004

Volume

76

Pages

55 - 62

Keywords

Animals, Biological Transport, Ca(2+) Mg(2+)-ATPase, Calcium, Cells, Cultured, Cyclosporine, Female, Intracellular Membranes, Ion Channels, Magnesium Chloride, Mitochondria, Muscle, Mitochondrial Membrane Transport Proteins, Myocytes, Smooth Muscle, Myometrium, Organelles, Rats, Spermine