Changes in the messenger RNA population from the heart of cardiomyopathic hamsters

Michel Ouellette, Christine Jolicoeur, Léa Brakier-Gingras

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Messenger RNAs were extracted from the heart of cardiomyopathic hamsters at different phases of the disease and from age-matched control hamsters. They were translated into proteins in a rabbit reticulocyte lysate in the presence of [35S]methionine, the translational products were fractionated by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and analyzed by fluorography. No difference between cardiomyopathic and control hamsters could be detected when comparing the spots corresponding to the major contractile proteins. However, we observed that three translational products of minor abundance were reproducibly decreased in cardiomyopathic hamsters at 60 days (necrotic phase) and 200 days (final phase) but not at 30 days (prenecrotic phase). At 120 days (hypertrophic phase), the decrease could also be detected but was much less pronounced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)709-717
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Messenger RNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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