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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2021; 67(1): 3-10


R.A. Fedichkina1, Yu.V. Goshovska1, K.V. Voytko2, I.Yu. Okhai1, V.F. Sagach1

  1. Bogomoletz Institute of physiology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  2. Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine


The effect of post-conditioning with reduced glutathione (GSH, hepaval Italy/Ukraine) on myocardial contractility, oxygen cost, and mitochondrial factor release as a marker of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) opening was studied in ischemia–reperfusion model at Langendorffisolated rat heart. It was found that reperfusion with KrebsHenseleit solution containing GSH provided more complete restoration of the left ventricle developed pressure (70.2 and 56% at 5th and 40th min of reperfusion against 23.6 and 30.9% in control, P < 0.05 for both), reduced oxygen cost of myocardial work (184 and 157% at 5th and 40th min of reperfusion against 413 and 216% in control, P < 0.05 for both), and decreased the value of mitochondrial factor by 3 times, indicating inhibition of MPTP. It was shown that the level of GSH in cardiac tissues was significantly increased by 1.5 times 30 min after administration of hepaval (52 mg per kg) intraperitoneally, indicating accumulation of GSH from the bloodstream. Thus, we have shown that post-conditioning with GSH had cardioprotective effect, inhibited the formation of MPTP and can be used as a tool for correction of post-ischemic disturbances of heart function.

Keywords: ischemia; post-conditioning; glutathione; heart; oxygen cost of work; mitochondrial permeability transition pore.


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