Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 162, Issue 4, pp 433–435 | Cite as

Impairment of Energy-Dependent Processes in the Muscle Tissue as a Pathogenetic Mechanism of Statin-Induced Myopathy

  • Z. I. Mikashinovich
  • E. S. Belousova
  • O. G. Sarkisyan

Administration of simvastatin was followed by a decrease in activities of superoxide dismutase and cytochrome oxidase in rat mitochondria, which attested to dysfunction of the respiratory chain. The decrease in total ATPase and Ca2+-ATPase activities in muscle tissue homogenates reflected impaired transport of active cations essential for muscle contraction. We conclude that abnormal relationships in the system of energy synthetic and energy-dependent processes in myocytes serve as the molecular basis for the formation of statin-induced degenerative changes.

Key Words

statins simvastatin skeletal muscles statin-induced myopathy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. I. Mikashinovich
    • 1
  • E. S. Belousova
    • 2
  • O. G. Sarkisyan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General and Clinical Biochemistry No. 1Rostov State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian FederationRostov-on-DonRussia
  2. 2.Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and PharmacognosyRostov State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian FederationRostov-on-DonRussia

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