Published in Cardiovascular Business Week, August 4th, 2009
"This basal movement of calcium is blocked by 100 mu mol/L gadolinium chloride (GdCl3) in cardiac myocytes. Therefore, GdCl3 should be cardioprotective under anoxic conditions. To test this, cardiac myocytes isolated from adult male rats were subjected to anoxia (100% N-2) in the presence or absence of 100 mu mol/L GdCl3 in one of 2 ways. In the first method, cells were suspended in media and rendered anoxic for 0, 30, and 60 min, after...
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