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Yi Xiao Qin - - 2010
Ginseng is the most popular herb used for treatment of ischemic heart diseases in Chinese community; ginsenosides are considered to be the major active ingredients. However, whether ginsenosides can enhance the coronary artery flow of ischemic heart and, if so, by what mechanisms they do this, remains unclear. Isolated rat ...
Yui Joji - - 2011
The aim of this study was to visualize early infarction in the rat brain after ischemia using a translocator protein (TSPO) (18 kDa) PET ligand [(11)C]DAC with ultra-high specific activity (SA) of 3670-4450 GBq/μmol. An infarction model of rat brain was prepared by ischemic surgery and evaluated 2 days after ...
Günther Sophie - - 2010
Altered Ca(2+) homoeostasis accompanies heart failure. As a model of heart failure, transgenic mice (TG) with selective overexpression of calsequestrin (CSQ) in the heart were used. CSQ is the main Ca(2+) binding protein in the lumen of the junctional sarcoplasmic reticulum. Overexpression of CSQ leads to hypertrophy, fibrosis, heart failure, ...
Di Filippo Clara - - 2010
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether an oxygen/ozone (O(2)/O(3)) mixture protects the heart from acute myocardial infarction through local involvement of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subject to 25-min occlusion and 2-h reperfusion of the left descending coronary ...
Neethling William M L - - 2010
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and sepsis-associated cardiac dysfunction. Although initially described solely as a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced macrophage product, evidence exists that cardiac myocytes themselves produce substantial amounts of TNF-α in response to ischemia as well as LPS. The use of ...
Chen Quanhai - - 2010
Following myocardial infarction, the prognosis for females is better than males. Estrogen is thought to be protective, but clinical trials with hormone replacement failed to show protection. Here, we sought to identify novel mechanisms that might explain this sex-based difference. By diverging from the traditional focus on sex hormones, we ...
Zhang Song - - 2010
Angelica sinensis polysaccharides were analyzed using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR). The major sugar of the polysaccharide was saccharose (18.55%); and the sugar constituted about 83% of the monomer content. Glucose and fructose were found as minor components of the polysaccharides. The FT-IR spectra of ...
Langfort Jozef - - 2010
Fatty acids, which are the major cardiac fuel, are derived from lipid droplets stored in cardiomyocytes, among other sources. The heart expresses hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL), which regulates triglycerides (TG) breakdown, and the enzyme is under hormonal control. Evidence obtained from adipose tissue suggests that testosterone regulates HSL activity. To test ...
Patel Vanlata H - - 2010
G-protein coupled estrogen receptor 1, GPER, formerly known as GPR30, is a seven transmembrane domain receptor that mediates rapid estrogen responses in a wide variety of cell types. To date, little is known about the role of GPER during ischaemia/reperfusion injury. In this study, we report both mRNA and protein ...
Zheng Na - - 2010
The aim of the present study was to assess whether Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR) micro-spectroscopy could produce distinct spectral information on protein of old myocardial infarction (OMI) and to set them as molecular markers to diagnose atypical OMI. Paraffin-embedded heart samples were derived from victims dying of OMI. In ...
Bao Weike - - 2010
Hypoxia inducible factors (HIFs) are transcription factors that are regulated by HIF-prolyl 4-hydroxylases (PHDs) in response to changes in oxygen tension. Once activated, HIFs play an important role in angiogenesis, erythropoiesis, proliferation, cell survival, inflammation, and energy metabolism. We hypothesized that GSK360A, a novel orally active HIF-PHD inhibitor, could facilitate ...
Xu Jian-Ping - - 2010
To explore the effects of ghrelin on disturbed myocardial energy metabolism during chronic heart failure (CHF). Rats were subcutaneously injected with isoproterenol (ISO) for 10 days with or without ghrelin for another 10 days. Enzyme immunoassay was to measure ghrelin concentrations. Compared with the control group, ISO-treated rats showed suppressed ...
Lai Hui-Chin - - 2010
Cardiac toxicity remains a serious yet unsolved complication of doxorubicin. This study was designed to examine whether doxycycline, a tetracycline-derived synthetic antibiotic with potential cytoprotective properties, could ameliorate this complication of doxorubicin. Male mice at 4-week of age were administrated with vehicle, doxorubicin (3mg/kg intraperitoneally every other day at 3 ...
Gu Ye - - 2010
To establish a model of coronary thrombotic microembolism in rats, either automicrothrombotic particulates (CM group) or saline control (SHAM group) was injected into temporarily clamped aortas of male Sprague-Dawley rats. After automicrothrombotic particulate injection, serum c-troponin I and von Willebrand factor levels, the no-flow area as evaluated by Thioflavin S, ...
Thomes Paul - - 2010
Fucoidans, sulfated polysaccharides of brown algae, have attracted steady attention in the last few years as readily accessible biopolymers possessing a wide spectrum of biological activities. In this study, cardioprotective activity of fucoidan extracted from Cladosiphon okamuranus was evaluated in isoproterenol induced myocardial infarction in rats. Male Wistar albino rats ...
Patel Vaibhav - - 2010
The present study was designed to investigate the cardioprotective effect of melatonin against isoproterenol induced myocardial infarction in rats by studying myocyte injury markers, antioxidant defense system, serum and heart lipid profile, inflammatory markers, electrocardiographic and histopathological changes. Male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into four groups, namely ...
Li Lang - - 2010
Coronary microembolization (CME) is a spontaneous event in patients with ischemic heart disease and a potential iatrogenic complication in patients undergoing coronary interventions. CME induces an obvious inflammatory reaction, characterized by cellular infiltration, particularly of eosinophils, and multifocal microinfarcts. However, little is known on the correlation between pro- and anti-inflammatory ...
Lijnen Paul J - - 2012
Superoxide anion generated by NAD(P)H-oxidase has an important role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases and scavenging superoxide anion can be considered as a reasonable therapeutic strategy. In hypertensive heart diseases there is a mutual reinforcement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and angiotensin II (ANG II). ANG II increases the ...
Gu Xinghua - - 2010
Recombinant human neuregulin-1 (rhNRG-1) improves cardiac function in experimental heart failure models, but the underlying mechanism remains largely unknown. In this study, we evaluated whether rhNRG-1 could improve cardiac function via the cardiac myosin light chain kinase/myosin light chain 2 ventricular (cMLCK/MLC-2v) pathway in rats with myocardial infarction (MI). Rats ...
Wan Fang - - 2010
Myocardial ischemia causes the production of a variety of chemical substances, which act on the cardiac afferent nerve to cause pain. Myocardial damage can affect cardiac vagal afferent activity. Survivors of myocardial infarction are often left with impaired activity of cardiac vagal sensory fibres. The nodose ganglia (NG) are lower ...
Meléndez Giselle C - - 2010
Although there is a correlation between hypertension and levels of interleukin (IL) 6, the exact role this cytokine plays in myocardial remodeling is unknown. This is complicated by the variable tissue and circulating levels of IL-6 reported in numerous experimental models of hypertension. Accordingly, we explored the hypothesis that elevated ...
Sands G - - 2011
Cardiac ventricular trabeculae are widely used in the study of cardiac muscle function, primarily because their myocytes are axially-aligned. However, their collagen content has not been rigorously determined. In particular, it is unknown whether the content of collagen differs between specimens originating from the left (LV) and right (RV) ventricles ...
Zeng Rui - - 2010
We aimed to clarify the different angiogenesis effects of mini-tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (TyrRS)/minitryptophanyl-tRNA synthetase (TrpRS) in rodent primates with acute myocardial infarction, by delivering small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) systemically in a liposomal formulation. Left coronary artery ligation was used to establish the model of acute myocardial infarction in rats; mini-TyrRS/mini-TrpRS-specific siRNAs ...
Ferdinal Frans - - 2010
to explore the effects of chronic systemic hypoxia on myocardial structure and morphology. In addition, the goal of present study is to develop a hypoxia-induced heart failure model in rats. Sprague-Dawley male rats, weighing 220-250 g at the time of recruitment were randomly allocated into 7 groups (n = 4 ...
Yang Dachun - - 2010
The angiotensin (Ang) II/Ang II receptor (ATR)-associated calcium signaling pathway is the major cause of ventricular remodelling in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). However, the calcium-regulated proteinases responsible for Ang II-induced remodelling are not well understood. We investigated the profiles of the Ang II/ATR/calpain/calcineurin (CaN) pathway in human failing ...
dos Santos Leonardo - - 2010
After myocardial infarction, the hemodynamics under basal conditions might appear to be unaltered, which makes it difficult to identify cardiac dysfunction by the usual approaches. Thus, we tested the response to sudden afterload stress in infarcted rats with apparently normal ejection function. Control (CT) and infarcted (MI) Wistar rats with ...
Ahmet Ismayil - - 2010
Based on animal experiments and limited data from the few human trials, alternate-day fasting (ADF) resulted in weight loss, prolonged life, reduced metabolic risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, and reduced prevalence of age-related diseases. The present study is the first comprehensive examination of the long-term effects of ADF ...
Zheng Xiao-Pu - - 2011
Endogenous oestrogen deficiency after menopause is associated with high risk of acute cardiac events and the protection of exogenous oestrogen supplements remains uncertain. This study investigates whether oestrogen therapy protects the heart from ischemic injury in oophorectomised rats. Sexually mature female Sprague-Dawley rats (6 for each group) with bilateral oophorectomy ...
Yu Qianli - - 2010
Aberrant concentrations of cardiac extracellular matrix (ECM) fibrillar collagen cross-linking have been proposed to be an underlying cause of cardiac diastolic dysfunction however the role of the adaptive immune system in this process has yet to be investigated. Fibrillar collagen cross-linking is a product of the enzymatic activities of lysyl ...
Pantos C - - 2010
Thyroid hormone (TH) signaling is altered in response to various stresses including myocardial ischemia. The present study investigated potential implication of TH signaling in the pathophysiology of postischemic remodeling. Acute myocardial infarction was induced in rats by coronary artery ligation (AMI). After 34 weeks, 6 animals were on congestive heart ...
Liu Xuehui - - 2010
Cardiac fibrosis contributes to the transition from compensated ventricular hypertrophy to heart failure, which can be promoted by connective tissue growth factor (CTGF). Trimetazidine (TMZ), an anti-angina drug, also has benefits in non-ischaemic heart disease. We wondered whether TMZ has an effect on cardiac fibrosis from pressure overload by downregulating ...
Jiang Bao Hua - - 2011
Early prediction of infarct size and of the subsequent development of congestive heart failure (CHF) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) would be useful in therapeutic trials using the rat myocardial infarction (MI) model. A total of 194 rats were subjected to MI or sham surgery, and plasma cardiac troponin T (cTnT) ...
Bjørnstad Johannes Lagethon - - 2011
Aims Aortic stenosis induces pressure overload and myocardial remodelling with concentric hypertrophy and alterations in extracellular matrix (ECM). Aortic valve replacement leads to reverse remodelling, a process of which knowledge is scarce. The aims of the present study were to examine alterations in myocardial gene expression and subsequently identify molecular ...
Hiller Karl-Heinz - - 2010
ACE inhibition has been shown to improve left ventricular (LV) and myocardial blood flow. Previous data regarding changes in capillary density and angiogenesis during ACE inhibition are controversial. The aim of the following study was to determine myocardial microcirculation and heart function in the rat after coronary stenosis using non ...
Dobaczewski Marcin - - 2010
Cardiac fibroblasts are key effector cells in the pathogenesis of cardiac fibrosis. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta/Smad3 signaling is activated in the border zone of healing infarcts and induces fibrotic remodeling of the infarcted ventricle contributing to the development of diastolic dysfunction. The present study explores the mechanisms responsible for the ...
Wang Xinkang - - 2010
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-gamma modulators, a class of antidiabetic drugs, have been associated with cardiovascular risks in type 2 diabetes in humans. The objective of this study was to explore possible cardiovascular risk biomarkers associated with PPAR-gamma in rodents that could provide an alert for risk to humans. Normal, myocardial ...
Røsjø Helge - - 2010
Chromogranin B (CgB) is a member of the granin protein family. Because CgB is often colocalized with chromogranin A (CgA), a recently discovered cardiac biomarker, we hypothesized that CgB is regulated during heart failure (HF) development. CgB regulation was investigated in patients with chronic HF and in a post-myocardial infarction ...
Santiago Jon-Jon - - 2010
In fibrosing hearts, myofibroblasts are associated with cardiac extracellular matrix remodeling. Expression of key genes in the transition of cardiac fibroblast to myofibroblast phenotype in post-myocardial infarction heart and in vitro has not been well addressed. Contractile, focal adhesion-associated, receptor proteins, fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) expression, and motility were compared ...
Dewachter Céline - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The pathobiology of persistent right ventricular failure observed after an acute increase in right ventricular afterload remains incompletely understood. We hypothesized that persistent right ventricular dysfunction might be related to activation of apoptotic pathways. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled animal study. SETTING: University research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Mongrel dogs. INTERVENTIONS: Fourteen ...
Kawada Toru - - 2010
We estimated open-loop dynamic characteristics of the carotid sinus baroreflex in normal control rats and chronic heart failure (CHF) rats after myocardial infarction. First, the neural arc transfer function from carotid sinus pressure to splanchnic sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) and its corresponding step response were examined. Although the steady-state response ...
Simonis Gregor - - 2010
Recent evidence suggests that iron metabolism contributes to the ischemic damage after myocardial infarction. Hepcidin, a recently discovered peptide hormone, regulates iron uptake and metabolism, protecting the body from iron overload. In this study we analyzed the regulation of hepcidin in the heart and blood of rats after myocardial infarction. ...
Campian Maria E - - 2010
Inflammatory activation plays an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of left ventricular (LV) heart failure. In right ventricular (RV) heart failure, little is known about the role of inflammatory activation. We aimed to study the role of inflammatory activation in RV heart failure by serial monitoring during disease ...
López Begoña - - 2010
Because of its dynamic nature, the composition and structure of the myocardial collagen network can be reversibly modified to adapt to transient cardiac injuries. In response to persistent injury, however, irreversible, maladaptive changes of the network occur leading to fibrosis, mostly characterized by the excessive interstitial and perivascular deposition of ...
Li Libing - - 2010
Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), which accumulates in the ischemic myocardium, is responsible for mechanical and metabolic derangements of hearts, and also contributes to the development of ventricular arrhythmias. We examined the effects of pravastatin on the LPC-induced cardiac dysfunction in isolated rat hearts. Rat hearts were randomly divided into four groups. The ...
Wang Haibin - - 2010
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) stimulates neoangiogenesis. The sustained release of bFGF by using biomaterials helped to enhance its angiogenic activity in vivo. In this study we investigated the effects of co-injection of bFGF with temperature-responsive chitosan hydrogel on myocardial performance in a rat model of infarction. Myocardial infarction was ...
Sharma Himanshu - - 2011
Apoptosis is a key pathologic feature in myocardial infarction and heart failure. Recent evidence suggests that statins may have beneficial effects on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with heart failure. The present study was planned to investigate the anti-apoptotic potential of rosuvastatin pretreatment in doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy. Sixty male Wistar rats were ...
Zhuang Wei - - 2010
Stress effect plays an important role in the development of some myocardial diseases. We hypothesized it was important nosogenesis to myocardial damage and cardiac allograft vasculopathy. The transplanted hearts from Lewis to Wister rats served as allografts and from Lewis to Lewis rats as isografts based Ono's model. The differential ...
Stein Mera M Div. of Heart & Lungs, Dept. of Medical, Physiology, Univ. Medical Ctr. Utrecht, Yalelaan 50, 3584 CM Utrecht, The - - 2010
Myocardial fibrosis increases arrhythmia vulnerability of the diseased heart. The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) governs myocardial collagen synthesis. We hypothesized that reducing cardiac fibrosis by chronic RAAS inhibition would result in reduced arrhythmia vulnerability of the senescent mouse heart. Wild-type mice (52 wk old) were treated for 36 wk: 1) untreated ...
Liu Ziyou - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Glutamate metabolism is associated with myocardial ischemia-reperfusion, but it is not clear whether glutamate reveals ongoing ischemia (OI). We evaluated whether microdialysis would detect OI induced by coronary artery ligation in a rat cardiac transplantation model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 24 Fischer 344 rats underwent syngeneic heterotopic ...
Li Guilin - - 2010
The restructuring of cardiac innervation after myocardial ischemic injury, which is often associated with an increased sympathoexcitatory reflex characterized by an increase in blood pressure and sympathetic nerve activity. This study observed whether P2X(2/3) receptor in rat superior cervical ganglion (SCG) played a role in the increased sympathoexcitatory reflex induced ...
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