Lopez 2020 Function (Oxf)

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Lopez R, Marzban B, Gao X, Lauinger E, Van den Bergh F, Whitesall SE, Converso-Baran K, Burant CF, Michele DE, Beard DA (2020) Impaired myocardial energetics causes mechanical dysfunction in decompensated failing hearts. Function (Oxf) 1:zqaa018.

» PMID: 33074265 Open Access

Lopez Rachel, Marzban Bahador, Gao Xin, Lauinger Ellen, Van den Bergh Francoise, Whitesall Steven E, Converso-Baran Kimber, Burant Charles F, Michele Daniel E, Beard Daniel A (2020) Function (Oxf)

Abstract: Cardiac mechanical function is supported by ATP hydrolysis, which provides the chemical free energy to drive the molecular processes underlying cardiac pumping. Physiological rates of myocardial ATP consumption require the heart to resynthesize its entire ATP pool several times per minute. In the failing heart, cardiomyocyte metabolic dysfunction leads to a reduction in the capacity for ATP synthesis and associated free energy to drive cellular processes. Yet it remains unclear if and how metabolic/energetic dysfunction that occurs during heart failure affects mechanical function of the heart. We hypothesize that changes in phosphate metabolite concentrations (ATP, ADP, inorganic phosphate) that are associated with decompensation and failure have direct roles in impeding contractile function of the myocardium in heart failure, contributing to the whole-body phenotype. To test this hypothesis, a transverse aortic constriction (TAC) rat model of pressure overload, hypertrophy, and decompensation was used to assess relationships between metrics of whole-organ pump function and myocardial energetic state. A multi-scale computational model of cardiac mechano-energetic coupling was used to identify and quantify the contribution of metabolic dysfunction to observed mechanical dysfunction. Results show an overall reduction in capacity for oxidative ATP synthesis fueled by either fatty acid or carbohydrate substrates as well as a reduction in total levels of adenine nucleotides and creatine in myocardium from TAC animals compared to sham-operated controls. Changes in phosphate metabolite levels in the TAC rats are correlated with impaired mechanical function, consistent with the overall hypothesis. Furthermore, computational analysis of myocardial metabolism and contractile dynamics predicts that increased levels of inorganic phosphate in TAC compared to control animals kinetically impair the myosin ATPase crossbridge cycle in decompensated hypertrophy/heart failure.

Keywords: Heart failure, Cardiac energetics, Mechano-energtic coupling, Trans aortic constriction, Ejection fraction, Computational modeling, Cardiomyopathy, Mitochondria, Oxidative respiration Bioblast editor: Plangger M O2k-Network Lab: US MI Ann Arbor Beard DA


Labels: MiParea: Respiration  Pathology: Cardiovascular 

Organism: Rat  Tissue;cell: Heart  Preparation: Isolated mitochondria 

Regulation: ATP  Coupling state: LEAK, OXPHOS  Pathway: F, N  HRR: Oxygraph-2k 

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