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Leukocyte TRP channel gene expressions in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Düzen, I.V., Yavuz, F., Vuruskan, E. et al.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The upregulation of TRP channels is believed to mediate the progression of electrical remodelling and the arrhythmogenesis of the diseased heart. However, there is limited data about the contribution of the TRP channels to development of AF. The aim of this study was to investigate leukocyte TRP channels gene expressions in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients. The study included 47 NVAF patients and 47 sex and age matched controls. mRNA was extracted from blood samples, and real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed for gene expressions by using a dynamic array system. Low levels of TRP channel expressions in the controls were markedly potentiated in NVAF group. We observed marked increases in MCOLN1 (TRPML1), MCOLN2 (TRPML2), MCOLN3 (TRPML3), TRPA1, TRPM1, TRPM2, TRPM3, TRPM4, TRPM5, TRPM6, TRPM7, TRPM8, TRPC1, TRPC2, TRPC3, TRPC4, TRPC5, TRPC6, TRPC7, TRPV1, TRPV2, TRPV3, TRPV4, TRPV5, TRPV6, and PKD2 (TRPP2) gene expressions in NVAF patients (P < 0.05). However, there was no change in PKD1 (TRPP1) gene expression. This is the first study to provide evidence that elevated gene expressions of TRP channels are associated with the pathogenesis of NVAF.

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Düzen, I.V., Yavuz, F., Vuruskan, E. et al. "Leukocyte TRP channel gene expressions in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation" Scientific Reports (2017): doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-10039-0