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Zhao Xin - - 2012
We examined α(1A)-adrenergic receptor (AR) mediation of preconditioning in a novel α(1A)-AR cardiac transgenic (TG) rat model (α(1A)-TG). Compared with nontransgenic littermates (NTLs), in conscious α(1A)-TG rats, heart rate was reduced, contractility [left ventricle (LV) +dP/dt, ejection fraction, end-systolic elastance] was significantly enhanced, and triple product (LV systolic wall stress ...
Mazo Manuel - - 2012
AIMS: Fresh adipose-derived cells have been shown to be effective in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (MI), but their role in the chronic setting is unknown. We sought to determine the long-term effect of the adipose derived-stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cell transplantation in a rat model of chronic MI.METHODS ...
Sherif Hossam M - - 2012
(18)F-galacto-RGD ((18)F-RGD) is a PET tracer binding to α(v)β(3) integrin receptors that are upregulated after myocardial infarction (MI) as part of the healing process. We studied whether myocardial (18)F-RGD uptake early after MI is associated with long-term left-ventricle (LV) remodeling in a rat model. Wistar rats underwent sham operation (n ...
Gu Hong Juan - - 2012
Left ventricular remodeling (LVR) following myocardial infarction (MI) is a key pathophysiological process in which MI develops into heart failure. The exact mechanism of LVR remains unclear. We performed differential proteomic analysis on the myocardia of rats with LVR after MI, to explore the mechanism of ventricular remodeling after MI. ...
Pathan Rahila Ahmad - - 2012
Cardiomyocyte apoptosis in heart failure has been the topic of research in many recent studies. In the present investigation, the potential cardioprotective effect of gymnemic acid phospholipid complex (GPC) on myocardial apoptosis and cardiac function was studied in doxorubicin (DOX; 30 mg/kg/ip/single dose)-induced cardiomyopathy model in rats. Doxorubicin induced cardiomyopathy ...
Kang Ning-Ning - - 2012
The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is known to play an important role in the pathophysiology and development of heart failure. Several studies have reported the benefits of testosterone in heart failure. However, the mechanisms of testosterone-induced effects on heart failure require further study. To determine the effects of castration and testosterone administration ...
Xu Hongxin - - 2012
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have shown potential for cardiac repair following myocardial injury, but this approach is limited by their poor viability after transplantation. The present study was to investigate whether trimetazidine (TMZ) could improve survival of MSCs in an ex vitro model of hypoxia, as well as ...
Vaquero Juan José - - 2012
PURPOSE: Semi-quantitative, static positron emission tomography (PET) has been used to perform an initial approach to the assessment of [13N]-ammonia perfusion studies aimed to elucidating the effect of injecting human embryonic stem cell-derived (hES) hemangioblasts on infarcted rat hearts. PROCEDURES: Female NIH nude rats underwent occlusion of the left anterior ...
Dos Santos Alexandra A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate if the influence of digitalis on survival depends on the severity of cardiac dysfunction in heart failure (HF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Doppler echocardiogram (DE) parameters were analyzed in 84 Wistar control (C) and 80 Wistar rats treated with 0.1mg/100g/day of ...
Redfors Bjorn - - 2012
Objective. Doxorubicin (DOX) is an effective antitumour agent against a variety of human malignancies but is associated with deleterious side effects, including myocardial damage and heart failure. Myocardial apoB-containing lipoprotein (apoB) is upregulated post myocardial infarction and has been shown to be cardioprotective in this setting by unloading excessive lipid. ...
Zhang Feng-Jiang - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The aim of the current study was to determine whether hypercholesterolemia affects the delayed sevoflurane preconditioning against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury and, if so, the underlying mechanism. Male Sprague-Dawley rats fed 2% cholesterol enriched chow for 8 weeks were subjected to sevoflurane preconditioning (2.4% v/v, 1 h) 24 h ...
Loganathan Sivakkanan - - 2012
Background Recent studies have shown the potential of PDE-5 inhibition on acute and chronic heart failure. Nevertheless it remained unclear, how far load-reducing properties and direct effects on myocardial contractility are responsible for these observations. In the present study, we investigated the effects of vardenafil on myocardial contractility and vascular function ...
Zhao Shao-Hua - - 2012
The aim of this work is to study cytoskeletal impairment during the development of ouabain-induced ventricular hypertrophy. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with either ouabain or saline. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was recorded weekly. At the end of the 3rd and 6th week, the rats were killed and cardiac mass ...
Ramos Gustavo Campos - - 2012
Following a myocardial infarction, lymphocytes have been suggested to react with the damaged heart tissue, which can impair proper tissue healing. In the present work, we investigate whether ingestion of a myocardial homogenate and the consequent development of immunological tolerance can modify the course of post-infarction myocardial repair. Infarction-like myocardial ...
Lam Vy - - 2012
Signals from the intestinal microbiota are important for normal host physiology; alteration of the microbiota (dysbiosis) is associated with multiple disease states. We determined the effect of antibiotic-induced intestinal dysbiosis on circulating cytokine levels and severity of ischemia/reperfusion injury in the heart. Treatment of Dahl S rats with a minimally ...
Lai N Chin NC Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, - - 2012
Current methods of gene transfer for heart disease include injection into heart muscle or intracoronary coronary delivery, approaches that typically provide limited expression and are cumbersome to apply. To circumvent these problems, we selected a transgene, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), which may, in theory, have favorable effects on heart function ...
Giedre Baliutyte - - 2012
ABSTRACT: In this study we attempted to elucidate whether the effects of ethanol extract of Ginkgo biloba leaves (GBE) observed previously on isolated rat heart mitochondria may be realized in situ (in case of isolated heart perfused under normal conditions and under ischemia-reperfusion). We found that GBE at low concentrations ...
Kompa Andrew R - - 2012
BACKGROUND: A contributory role for soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) in cardiac remodeling post-myocardial infarction (MI) has been suggested; however effects of sEH inhibition following MI have not been evaluated. In this study, we examined in vivo post-MI anti-remodeling effects of a novel sEH inhibitor (GSK2188931B) in the rat, and evaluated ...
Shim Tae-Jin - - 2012
3-Phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase-1 (PDK1) is involved in numerous cellular responses. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of PDK1 gene expression against hypoxic conditions in cultured rat CMCs (rCMCs) and in a rat myocardial infarction (MI) model using the lentiviral vector (LeV) system. LeV-PDK1 transfer effectively reduced the apoptotic ...
Nakamura Kazuhiro - - 2012
Previous studies have examined the therapeutic effect of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) during the chronic phase of cerebral infarction in rats; however, few studies have investigated the effects of EPCs during the acute phase of infarction. In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic effect of EPCs with low aldehyde dehydrogenase ...
Li Yan-Chuan - - 2012
QiShenYiQi Pills® (QSYQ) is a compound Chinese medicine used for treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, the potential of QSYQ to inhibit cardiac fibrosis in left ventricle hypertrophy is not explored to date. We investigated the effects of post-treatment QSYQ on rat myocardial fibrosis in left ventricle hypertrophy induced by pressure ...
Yengo Christopher M - - 2012
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of daily exercise on extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling in the heart following myocardial infarction (MI), we measured collagen concentration (%COL) and non-reducible collagen cross-linking (hydroxylysylpyridinoline, HP) in right ventricle (RV), and regionally within the infarcted (INF) and viable left ventricular free wall (LVF) and septum ...
Hocher Berthold - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Dipeptidylpeptidase-4 inhibition is reported to have beneficial effects on myocardial ischemia. Mechanisms might include a reduced degradation of stromal cell-derived factor-1 alpha with subsequent increased recruitment of circulating stem cells and/or incretin receptor-dependent pathways. This study evaluated the novel xanthine-based dipeptidylpeptidase-4 inhibitors linagliptin (BI 1356) and BI 14361 in ...
Fukunaga Kohji - - 2012
There is an increase in cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk after menopause. Development of animal models of cardiovascular disease in postmenopause is critical to define pathophysiological mechanism underlying cardiovascular injury and to advance in the therapy. We first developed a rat model of postmenopausal cardiac myocardial hypertrophy and dysfunction. Rats ...
Xie Xinxing - - 2012
Stem cell transplantation has become a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI). However, the poor survival of the donor cells after transplantation has restricted its therapeutic efficacy. Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S), one gaseous signaling molecule, has been applied to inhibit cell apoptosis and promote cell survival. In ...
Bibli Sofia-Iris - - 2012
Background. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is implicated in left ventricular dysfunction after ischaemia-reperfusion. ETA and ETB receptors mediate diverse actions, but it is unknown whether these actions depend on ischaemia type and duration. We investigated the role of ETB receptors after four ischaemia-reperfusion protocols in isolated rat hearts. Methods. Left ventricular haemodynamic ...
Ming Xie - - 2012
The protective effect of Compound Yangshen Granules was observed in myocardial infarction rat model. Rats were randomly divided into 6 groups: the model group, the control group (sham operated), the positive drug group, and small, medium, and large dosage of the Yangshen granule groups, respectively. The rats in the 3 ...
Sunagawa Yoichi - - 2012
Curcumin is an inhibitor of p300 histone acetyltransferase activity, which is associated with the deterioration of heart failure. We reported that native curcumin, at a dosage of 50 mg/kg, prevented deterioration of the systolic function in rat models of heart failure. To achieve more efficient oral pharmacological therapy against heart failure ...
Guo Ling - - 2012
The aim of the study was to determine the effect of tetramethylpyrazine phosphate tablets (TPT), a Chinese medicine used for cardiovascular disease, on immunity activity and oxidative injury in rats. Heart failure (HF) was induced by isoproterenol (ISO). After the animal model was established, the rats were administered the TPT ...
Gu Yongwei - - 2012
Myocardial infarction (MI) leads to progressive left ventricular (LV) dilatation and is associated with interstitial fibrosis in the non-infarcted myocardium. The NF-κB signaling pathway plays an important role in ventricular remodeling after MI. Recent studies have indicated that the anti-malarial agent artemisinin can inhibit NF-κB activation, which may attenuate post-infarct ...
Shao Ming-Jing - - 2012
Velvet antler of deer (VAD) is a commonly-used kidney-Yang supplementing traditional Chinese medication. According to the heart-kidney-related theory, heart Yang originates in kidney Yang and heart failure due to heart Yang deficiency can be treated by tonifying kidney Yang. In this study, we investigated therapeutic effects of VAD on cardiac ...
Barreto-Torres Giselle - - 2012
Metformin, an anti-diabetic drug, exerts cardioprotection against ischemia-reperfusion (IR) through the activation of AMPK. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these beneficial effects remain elusive. In this study, we examined the role of PPARα in mediating cardioprotective effects of metformin on mitochondria. Hearts of male Sprague-Dawley rats perfused by Langendorff were ...
Xiong Jun - - 2012
Inflammation is one of important mechanisms for myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI). Ischemia postconditioning (IPOC) can protect the heart against IRI by inhibiting inflammation, but its cardioprotection is weaker than that of ischemia preconditioning. Recently, the α7 subunit-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) agonist has shown anti-inflammatory effects in many diseases ...
Yamazaki Takanori - - 2012
Carbon dioxide (CO(2)) baths have been used to treat a variety of diseases, but developing an artificial bath of highly concentrated CO(2) is difficult. Here, we tried the efficacy of a novel device instead of a CO(2) bath. Using a device equipped with double fluid nozzles, CO(2) gas and H(2)O ...
Marques Fúlvia D - - 2012
In this study was evaluated the chronic cardiac effects of a formulation developed by including angiotensin(Ang)-(1-7) in hydroxypropyl β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD), in infarcted rats. Myocardial infarction (MI) was induced by left coronary artery occlusion. HPβCD/Ang-(1-7) was administered for 60 days (76 μg/Kg/once a day/gavage) starting immediately before infarction. Echocardiography was utilized to ...
Kumar Anil - - 2012
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been demonstrated to make myocardium transiently more resistant to deleterious effect of prolonged ischemia. The opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) at the time of myocardial reperfusion is a critical determinant of cell death. L-thyroxine pre-treatment increases the tolerance of the heart to ischemia ...
Grothusen Christina - - 2012
Revascularization of infarcted myocardium results in release of inflammatory cytokines mediating myocardial reperfusion injury and heart failure. Blockage of inflammatory pathways dampens myocardial injury and reduces infarct size. We compared the impact of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist Anakinra and erythropoietin on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. In contrast to others, we hypothesized ...
Sun Dongdong - - 2012
The present study was to investigate the effects and mechanism of Luteolin on myocardial infarct size, cardiac function and cardiomyocyte apoptosis in diabetic rats with myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Diabetic rats underwent 30 minutes of ischemia followed by 3 h of reperfusion. Animals were pretreated with or without Luteolin before ...
Paul Arghya - - 2012
The objective of this study was to develop angiopoietin-1 (Ang1)-expressing genetically modified human adipose tissue derived stem cells (hASCs) for myocardial therapy. For this, an efficient gene delivery system using recombinant baculovirus complexed with cell penetrating transactivating transcriptional activator TAT peptide/deoxyribonucleic acid nanoparticles (Bac-NP), through ionic interactions, was used. It ...
Liao Shu-sheng - - 2012
Two-dimensional strain echocardiography (2DSE) technique has enabled accurate quantification of regional myocardial function. This experimental study was aimed to investigate the value of 2DSE in detection of segmental regional myocardial dysfunction induced by fibrosis following myocardial infarction in a small animal (rat) model. A rat model of myocardial infarction was ...
Elsherif Laila - - 2012
Mice expressing the tetracycline transactivator (tTA) transcription factor driven by the rat α-myosin heavy chain promoter (α-MHC-tTA) are widely used to dissect the molecular mechanisms involved in cardiac development and disease. However, these α-MHC-tTA mice exhibit a gain-of-function phenotype consisting of robust protection against ischemia/reperfusion injury in both in vitro ...
Smeding Lonneke - - 2012
Injurious mechanical ventilation (MV) may augment organ injury remote from the lungs. During sepsis, myocardial dysfunction is common and increased endothelial activation and permeability can cause myocardial edema, which may, among other factors, hamper myocardial function. We investigated the effects of MV with injuriously high tidal volumes on the myocardium ...
Talan Mark I - - 2012
To test a hypothesis that in negative clinical trials of erythropoietin in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) the erythropoietin (rhEPO) could be administered outside narrow therapeutic window. Despite overwhelming evidence of cardioprotective properties of rhEPO in animal studies, the outcomes of recently concluded phase II clinical trials have failed ...
Mariero Lars Henrik - - 2012
Oxygen is routinely administered to patients undergoing acute myocardial infarction as well as during revascularization procedures and cardiac surgery. Because reactive oxygen species are mediators of ischemia/reperfusion injury, increased oxygen availability might theoretically aggravate myocardial injury during reperfusion. We hypothesized that ventilation with a hyperoxic gas at start of reperfusion ...
Nanna Giovanni J - - 2012
A 56-year-old man presented with anasarca and a 40-lb weight gain that had occurred over the course of 3 to 4 weeks. He had a history of permanent atrial fibrillation and a congenital anomaly of the right ventricular inflow tract. This defect consisted of a muscular shelf in the right ...
Delucchi Francesca - - 2012
Emerging evidence suggests that both adult cardiac cell and the cardiac stem/progenitor cell (CSPC) compartments are involved in the patho-physiology of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). We evaluated whether early administration of Resveratrol, a natural antioxidant polyphenolic compound, in addition to improving cardiomyocyte function, exerts a protective role on (i) the progenitor ...
Xiao Rong - - 2012
Autophagy plays a major role in myocardial ischemia and hypoxia injury. The present study investigated the effects of autophagy on cardiac dysfunction in rats after severe burn. Protein expression of the autophagy markers LC3 and Beclin 1 were determined at 0, 1, 3, 6, and 12 h post-burn in Sprague ...
Wei Chih-Chang - - 2012
The clinical problem of a "pure volume overload" as in isolated mitral or aortic regurgitation currently has no documented medical therapy that attenuates collagen loss and the resultant left ventricular (LV) dilatation and failure. Here, we identify a potential mechanism related to upregulation of the kallikrein-kinin system in the volume ...
Zhen Haiwen - - 2012
The purpose of this study is too investigate the distribution, the number, and the survival time of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), implanted in rats with myocardial infarction (MI), that were initially pretreated with low dose of LPS. Adult rats were randomly divided into control group, the MI ...
Baldo Marcelo Perim MP Department of Physiological Sciences, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, ES, - - 2012
To evaluate the acute effects of colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) on ventricular arrhythmias after coronary occlusion in rats. Male Wistar rats (10 weeks) received G-CSF (100 μg.kg(-1)) or vehicle. Thirty minutes later, animals were infarcted by coronary occlusion under artificial respiration. Electrocardiogram was monitored for 30 min to evaluate ventricular arrhythmias. ...
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