Inhibition of L-type Ca current by ginsenoside Rd in rat ventricular myocytes

Ginsenoside Rd (GSRd), one of the most abundant ingredients of Panax ginseng, protects the heart by multiple mechanisms including the inhibition of Ca2+ influx. We intended to explore the effects of GSRd on L-type Ca2+ current (ICa,L) and define the mechanism of the suppression of ICa,L by GSRd.