Zinc Dyshomeostasis in Cardiomyocytes after Acute Hypoxia/Reoxygenation

Zinc Dyshomeostasis in Cardiomyocytes after Acute Hypoxia/Reoxygenation Zinc dyshomeostasis may play a role in the pathogenesis of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. The objective of this study was to investigate the expression profile of zinc regulated transporter like- and iron-regulated transporter-like proteins (ZIPs) and zinc transporter proteins (ZnTs) in cardiomyocytes and their modulation in response to hypoxia and reoxygenation. Adult rat ventricular myocytes (ARVMs) were subjected to 6 h of hypoxia, followed by 18 h of reoxygenation. Intracellular and extracellular zinc concentrations were determined using Fluozin-3 and Newport Green fluorescence, respectively. Expression of ZnTs 1, 2, 5, and 9 along with ZIPs 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 14 was detectable in the cardiomyocytes by real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Hypoxia elicited accumulation of intracellular free zinc, but subsequent reoxygenation resulted in striking loss of intracellular free zinc and decreased the cardiomyocyte viability. Concomitantly, extracellular zinc levels dropped rapidly during hypoxia, but increased after reoxygenation. Immunoblotting analysis revealed that hypoxia increased the expression of ZnT1, but reoxygenation significantly increased the expression of ZnTs 2 and 5. Neither hypoxia nor reoxygenation altered the levels of ZnT9. Increased intracellular zinc at the end of hypoxia is related to enhanced expression of ZIPs, whereas decreased intracellular zinc during reoxygenation appears to be due to lowered expression of all ZIPs, in addition to elevated levels of ZnTs 2 and 5. These results thus suggest that there is impaired accumulation of intracellular zinc during reoxygenation, due to overexpression of specific ZnTs and downregulation of ZIP expression. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biological Trace Element Research Springer Journals

Zinc Dyshomeostasis in Cardiomyocytes after Acute Hypoxia/Reoxygenation

Loading next page...
Springer US
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Biotechnology; Nutrition; Oncology
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial