Protein synthesis in heart muscle and the cardioprotective effect of μ-opioid receptor ligands at immobilization stress

N. V. Naryznaya, L. N. Maslov, Yu B. Lishmanov

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Immobilization stress leads to the increase of 99mTc-pyrophosphate accumulation in the heart that points to the cardiomyocyte damage. The stress-reaction was accompanied by a decrease of protein synthesis rate in the heart muscle and immunoreactive insulin level in blood plasma and increase of blood plasma cortisol and aldosteron. Pretreatment with agonists μ-opioid receptors DALDA and DAGO (0,1 mg/kg intraperitonealy (i.p.) twice during stress) completely prevented the stress-induction decrease of myocardial protein synthesis rate, heart damage and hormonal imbalance. Cycloheximide administration (0,3 mg/kg i.p.) increased rats myocardial membrane injury during immobilization and reduced cardioprotective effect of DALDA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-134
Number of pages2
JournalVoprosy Meditsinskoj Khimii
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000



  • Enkephalins
  • Hormones
  • Myocardial protein synthesis
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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