Gene dose influences cellular and calcium channel dysregulation in heterozygous and homozygous T4826I-RYR1 malignant hyperthermia-susceptible muscle

Genaro C. Barrientos, Wei Feng, Kim Truong, Klaus I. Matthaei, Tianzhong Yang, Paul D. Allen, José R. Lopez, Isaac N Pessah

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Abstract

Malignant hyperthermia susceptibility (MHS) is primarily conferred by mutations within ryanodine receptor type 1 (RYR1). Here we address how the MHS mutation T4826I within the S4-S5 linker influences excitation-contraction coupling and resting myoplasmic Ca 2+ concentration ([Ca 2+] rest) in flexor digitorum brevis (FDB) and vastus lateralis prepared from heterozygous (Het) and homozygous (Hom) T4826I-RYR1 knock-in mice (Yuen, B. T., Boncompagni, S., Feng, W., Yang, T., Lopez, J. R., Matthaei, K. I., Goth, S. R., Protasi, F., Franzini-Armstrong, C., Allen, P. D., and Pessah, I. N. (2011) FASEB J. doi:22131268). FDB responses to electrical stimuli and acute halothane (0.1%, v/v) exposure showed a rank order of Hom ≫Het ≫ WT. Release of Ca 2+ from the sarcoplasmic reticulum and Ca 2+ entry contributed to halothane-triggered increases in [Ca 2+] rest in Hom FDBs and elicited pronounced Ca 2+ oscillations in ∼30% of FDBs tested. Genotype contributed significantly elevated [Ca 2+] rest (Hom > Het > WT) measured in vivo using ion-selective microelectrodes. Het and Hom oxygen consumption rates measured in intact myotubes using the Seahorse Bioscience (Billerica, MA) flux analyzer and mitochondrial content measured with MitoTracker were lower than WT, whereas total cellular calpain activity was higher than WT. Muscle membranes did not differ in RYR1 expression nor in Ser 2844 phosphorylation among the genotypes. Single channel analysis showed highly divergent gating behavior with Hom and WT favoring open and closed states, respectively, whereas Het exhibited heterogeneous gating behaviors. [ 3H]Ryanodine binding analysis revealed a gene dose influence on binding density and regulation by Ca 2+, Mg 2+, and temperature. Pronounced abnormalities inherent in T4826I-RYR1 channels confer MHS and promote basal disturbances of excitation-contraction coupling, [Ca 2+] rest, and oxygen consumption rates. Considering that both Het and Hom T4826I-RYR1 mice are viable, the remarkable isolated single channel dysfunction mediated through this mutation in S4-S5 cytoplasmic linker must be highly regulated in vivo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2863-2876
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume287
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 20 2012

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  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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