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Haloperidol moderately inhibits cardiovascular L-type calcium current



Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source General Physiology and Biophysics
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Physiology
Keywords Haloperidol;cardiomyocytes;Action potential;L-type calcium current
Description Effects of haloperidol on L-type CaV1.2 channel were studied. Calcium current was measured in whole cell patch-clamp using calcium as a charge carrier. Inhibition by haloperidol was investigated in CaV1.2 channel natively expressed in rat cardiac myocytes and recombinant cardiac (CaV1.2a) and vascular (CaV1.2b) splice variants of the channel expressed in HEK 293 cells. Haloperidol inhibited L-type calcium current in a concentration-dependent manner with a threshold of 1 nmol/l. Inhibition was not accompanied by alteration of current waveform or by shift of current-voltage relation. In a current clamp haloperidol suppressed action potential generation. 1 micromol/l of the drug shortened the action potential duration in part of the cells and suppressed fully action potential in other cells. Moderate inhibition of the L-type calcium channels by haloperidol might cause shortening of action potential.
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