Regulation of intracellular pH in sheep cardiac Purkinje fibre: interactions among Na+, H+, and Ca2+1.
Experiments were performed on sheep cardiac Purkinje fibres using pH- and sodium-selective microelectrodes, while simultaneously measuring tension, to determine if the fall in intracellular pH (pHi) following a rise in intracellular Na+ activity (aiNa) is caused by inhibition or reversal of acid extrusion on Na+-H+ exchange. A rise in aiNa was induced either by using the cardioactive steroid strophanthidin to inhibit the sarcolemmal Na+-K+ pump or by increasing the frequency of stimulation (0...Expand abstract
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