Preliminary intravenous injection of cannabinoid receptor agonist HU-210 (0.05 mg/kg) reduced the incidence of ventricular arrhythmias during 10-min coronary occlusion and 10-min reperfusion in chloralose-anesthetized rats. Preliminary injection of type I cannabinoid receptor antagonist SR 141716A (3 mg/kg) had no effect on the antiarrhythmic effect of HU-210, while type II cannabinoid receptor antagonist SR 144528 (1 mg/kg) completely abolished the effect of HU-210. Preconditioning with glibenclamide (0.3 mg/kg), an inhibitor of ATP-dependent K+-channels, did not affect the antiarrhythmic activity of HU-210. These findings suggest that antiarrhythmic effect of HU-210 is mediated through activation of type II cannabinoid receptors rather than activation of K+-channels.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- cannabinoid receptors
- K+ channels
- VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS