|Title:||Probing the Fractal Pattern of Heartbeats in Drosophila Pupae by Visible Optical Recording System||Authors:||Lin, Chen
|Issue Date:||2016||Start page/Pages:||31950||Source:||Scientific Reports||Abstract:||
Judiciously tuning heart rates is critical for regular cardiovascular function. The fractal pattern of heartbeats - a multiscale regulation in instantaneous fluctuations - is well known for vertebrates. The most primitive heart system of the Drosophila provides a useful model to understand the evolutional origin of such a fractal pattern as well as the alterations of fractal pattern during diseased statuses. We developed a non-invasive visible optical heart rate recording system especially suitable for long-term recording by using principal component analysis (PCA) instead of fluorescence recording system to avoid the confounding effect from intense light irradiation. To deplete intracellular Ca2+ levels, the expression of sarco-endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA) was tissue-specifically knocked down. The SERCA group shows longer heart beat intervals (Mean +/- SD: 1009.7 +/- 151.6 ms) as compared to the control group (545.5 +/- 45.4 ms, p < 0.001). The multiscale correlation of SERCA group (scaling exponent: 0.77 +/- 0.07), on the other hand, is weaker than that of the control Drosophila (scaling exponent: 0.85 +/- 0.03) (p = 0.016).
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