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McCurdy Sarah - - 2010
The cardiac interstitium is a unique and adaptable extracellular matrix (ECM) that provides a milieu in which myocytes, fibroblasts, and endothelial cells communicate and function. The composition of the ECM in the heart includes structural proteins such as fibrillar collagens and matricellular proteins that modulate cell:ECM interaction. Secreted Protein Acidic ...
Tanaka Hiroko - - 2009
Torasemide is a long-acting loop diuretic that combines the effects of both furosemide and spironolactone. It has been reported that torasemide but not furosemide might attenuate myocardial remodeling accompanied by left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. However, nothing is known about the effect of torasemide, long-acting loop diuretic and spironolactone, an aldosterone ...
Fu Y-H - - 2009
In this report, we describe an improved method for the establishment of reproducible congestive heart failure (CHF) in a rat model. The area of myocardial infarction (MI) after ligation of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery was quantified. Histological changes, heart function detected by echocardiography and isolated Langendorff perfusion, ...
Hao Yanling - - 2009
Ginkgo biloba extract is an important natural product for treatment of cerebral and cardiovascular diseases, whereas ginkgolide B (GB) is a main component of it. Its effects on ischemic heart and ventricular contractile function in Sprague-Dawley male rats are unclear yet. In the present study, we investigated the function of ...
Lada-Moldovan Laura - - 2009
This study was designed to evaluate the effect of long-term pretreatment with celecoxib, a cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor, on myocardial infarct size. Celecoxib (3 mg/kg/day i.p; n = 16) or vehicle (DMSO 50%; EtOH 15%; distilled water, n = 16) was administered chronically to male Sprague-Dawley rats through ALZET osmotic pumps for ...
Meng Guoliang - - 2009
Benazepril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, and candesartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker, are common drugs for treating hypertension. This study aimed to investigate the enhanced attenuation of myocardial fibrosis in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) possibly induced by joint treatment with benazepril and candesartan and the possible involvement of transforming growth factor ...
Shamhart Patricia E - - 2010
Cardiac remodeling is accelerated during pathological conditions and several anabolic and catabolic regulators work in concert to repair the myocardium and maintain its functionality. The fibroblasts play a major role in this process via collagen deposition as well as supplying the degradative matrix metalloproteinases. During the more acute responses to ...
Vandeput Fabrice - - 2009
In mouse models of cardiac disease, the type 5 (PDE5)-selective cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase inhibitor sildenafil has antihypertrophic and cardioprotective effects attributable to the inhibition of cGMP hydrolysis. To investigate the relevance of these findings to humans, we quantified cGMP-hydrolytic activity and its inhibition by sildenafil in cytosolic and microsomal preparations ...
Mi Ya-Fei - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, but current treatment modalities cannot reverse the underlying pathological state of the heart. Gene-based therapies are emerging as promising therapeutic modalities in HF patients. Our previous studies have shown that recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) gene transfer of ...
Hutchinson Kirk R - - 2010
Volume overload-induced heart failure results in progressive left ventricular remodeling characterized by chamber dilation, eccentric cardiac myocyte hypertrophy and changes in extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling changes. The ECM matrix scaffold is an important determinant of the structural integrity of the myocardium and actively participates in force transmission across the LV ...
Linz Wolfgang - - 2009
AIM:To investigate the efficacy of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPARalpha) agonist, AVE8134, in cellular and experimental models of cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. METHODS:In Sprague Dawley rats with permanent ligation of the left coronary artery (post-MI), AVE8134 was compared to the PPARgamma agonist rosiglitazone and in a second study to ...
Vasanthi Hannah R - - 2009
Borreria hispida (BHE), a weed of Rubiaceae family, is being used from time immemorial as an alternative therapy for diabetes. To evaluate the scientific background of using BHE as therapy to reduce cardiovascular risk, a group of rats were given BHE for a period of 30 days, whereas control animals ...
Afanasiev S A - - 2009
Comparative analysis of myocardial changes due to heart remodeling after experimental coronary stenosis and cryodestruction in rats was performed. Similar picture of heart remodeling was observed in all animals on day 45 irrespective of the type of destruction: hypertrophy of intact myocardium of the left ventricle, formation of extensive connective ...
Romero-Perez Diego - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of novel semiselective matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors (MMPI) to protect myocardial structure-function in the setting of ischemia-reperfusion injury. For this purpose, an isolated rat model of myocardial stunning and infarction was used. Isolated hearts were subjected to 20-30 minutes of global ...
Wu Meiling - - 2009
Cardiac fibroblasts play an important role in myocardial remodeling by proliferating, differentiating, and secreting extracellular matrix proteins. Estrogen has been reported to have a number of cardioprotective properties. However, it is unclear whether estrogen affects cardiac fibroblast differentiation. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of ...
Wang Shou-bao - - 2009
The present study was designed to evaluate the cardioprotective potential of salvianolic acid A on isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarction in rats. Hemodynamic parameters and lead II electrocardiograph were monitored and recorded continuously. Cardiac marker enzymes and antioxidative parameters in serum and heart tissues were measured. Assay for mitochondrial respiratory function and ...
Murray David B - - 2009
The objective of this study was to investigate the ability of selective endothelin receptor subtype A (ET(A)) endothelin receptor antagonism (ETA) to prevent the acute myocardial remodeling process secondary to volume overload. Left ventricular tissue from sham-operated (Sham) and untreated (Fist), and TBC-3214 (Fist + ETA, 25 mg.kg(-1).day(-1))-treated fistula animals ...
Dobner Stephan - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction is a key component of heart failure and it has long been postulated that it may result from increased wall stress. It has recently been suggested that an injectable, non-degradable polymer may limit pathological remodeling in a manner analogous to that of cardiac ...
Wan Ruiqian - - 2010
It has been reported that dietary energy restriction, including intermittent fasting (IF), can protect heart and brain cells against injury and improve functional outcome in animal models of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke. Here we report that IF improves glycemic control and protects the myocardium against ischemia-induced cell damage and ...
Oudit G Y - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), a monocarboxylase that degrades angiotensin II to angiotensin 1-7, is also the functional receptor for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and is highly expressed in the lungs and heart. Patients with SARS also suffered from cardiac disease including arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, ...
Singh Gurfateh - - 2009
The present study investigated the possible role of Janus kinase-2 (JAK-2) in hyperhomocysteinemia-induced attenuation of the cardioprotective effects of ischemic preconditioning (IPC). Rats were administered L-methionine (1.7 g/kg/day, p.o.) for 4 weeks to produce hyperhomocysteinemia. Isolated Langendorff's perfused normal and hyperhomocysteinemic rat hearts were subjected to global ischemia for 30 ...
Xu Wei - - 2009
Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA), a derivative of phenanthrenequinone isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza, has been widely used for treating cardiovascular diseases in China. In the present study, we assessed the effect of Tan IIA on cardiac function, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and angiogenesis on models of myocardial infarction (MI) ...
Christensen Lance P - - 2009
We compared the effects of heart rate reduction (HRR) by the hyperpolarization-activated pacemaker current (I(f)) channel inhibitor ivabradine (MI+Iva) and the beta(1)-blocker atenolol (MI+Aten) on ventricular remodeling and perfusion after myocardial infarction (MI) in middle-aged (12 mo) Sprague-Dawley rats. Mean HRR was virtually identical in the two treated groups (19%). ...
Yuan Yuan - - 2009
To shorten operation time and improve survival rate of rats with myocardial ischemia or myocardial infarction, we use a novel device comprised of a face mask and a head/neck retainer in this study. We report the basic design of the novel respiratory face mask (RFM) and evaluate its performance in ...
Ndisang Joseph Fomusi - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Aldosterone and phospholipase C (PLC) stimulate nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) and activating-protein (AP-1), causing fibrosis and hypertrophy. Besides harboring binding sites for NF-kappaB and AP-1, heme oxygenase (HO-1) generates cytoprotective products, including bilirubin and ferritin. The multifaceted interaction between HO-1 and aldosterone-PLC profibrotic axis in cardiac hypertrophy of spontaneously hypertensive ...
Iraqi Wafae W CHU de Nancy, Hôpital Jeanne d'Arc, Dommartin-lès-Toul, - - 2009
Aldosterone stimulates cardiac collagen synthesis. Circulating biomarkers of collagen turnover provide a useful tool for the assessment of cardiac remodeling in patients with congestive heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction. In a substudy of the Eplerenone Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction Heart Failure Efficacy and Survival Study ...
Fukui Shigefumi - - 2009
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major risk factor for heart failure, independent of coronary artery disease or hypertension (HT). Therefore, our study was designed to examine the mechanisms of DM-induced left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction. In this study, we made five different 10-week treatment groups of Dahl salt-sensitive rats as ...
Belaidi Elise - - 2009
Our aim was to investigate the involvement of the endothelin (ET) system in the cardiovascular consequences of intermittent hypoxia (IH). Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is an important risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity. Chronic IH, a major component of OSA, is thought to be responsible for most of the cardiovascular ...
Ganesan Balaraman - - 2009
Cardiovascular diseases are emerging as a major public health problem in most parts of the world even in developing countries still afflicted by infectious diseases, undernutrition, and other illnesses related to poverty. In the present study, we investigated the protective effect of betaine, a potent lipotropic molecule, on changes in ...
Castro-Chaves Paulo - - 2009
As recently demonstrated, angiotensin II (Ang II) induces an increase in myocardial distensibility. Although endothelin-1 and the endocardial endothelium (EE) also modulate myocardial diastolic properties, their interaction with Ang II at this level has not yet been investigated. Increasing concentrations of Ang II (from 10(-8) to 10(-5) M) were studied ...
Kang Chih-Sen - - 2009
Although the acute administration of ATP-sensitive potassium (K(ATP)) channel agonists provides a neuroprotection, it is unclear whether similar benefits are found by modulating sympathetic innervation in chronic settings after myocardial infarction. We assessed whether K(ATP) channel agonists can attenuate the sprouting of cardiac sympathetic nerves after infarction. Male Wistar rats ...
Roman-Campos D - - 2009
AIMS: Thiamine is an important cofactor present in many biochemical reactions, and its deprivation can lead to heart dysfunction. Little is known about the influence of thiamine deprivation on the electrophysiological behavior of the isolated heart cells and information about thiamine deficiency in heart morphology is controversial. Thus, we decided ...
Ribeiro Daniel A - - 2009
The goal of this study was to investigate whether sub-chronic anti-oxidant treatment with ascorbic acid (Vit C) is able to protect the heart against myocardial infarction. The effects of Vit C treatment on the histopatological changes and immunohistochemistry for p53, COX-2 and iNOS were evaluated in rats submitted to acute ...
Verma Richa R Department of Anesthesiology, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, - - 2009
Impaired mitochondrial function is a potential cause of sepsis-associated myocardial depression. Cytochrome oxidase (CcOX), the terminal oxidase of the electron transport chain, is inhibited in the septic heart. Caffeine increases CcOX activity by increasing cyclic adenosine monophosphate and protein kinase A activity. We hypothesized that caffeine will restore myocardial CcOX ...
Kanamori Hiromitsu - - 2009
To examine the functional significance and morphological characteristics of starvation-induced autophagy in the adult heart, we made green fluorescent protein-microtubule-associated protein 1-light chain 3 (LC3) transgenic mice starve for up to 3 days. Electron microscopy revealed round, homogenous, electron-dense lipid droplet-like vacuoles that initially appeared in cardiomyocytes as early as ...
Toyota Eiji - - 2009
1. We investigated the effects of treatment of a hydroxyl radical scavenger, 3-methyl-1-phenyl-2-pyrazolin-5-one (edaravone), on myocardial dysfunction induced by transient but frequent ischemia in conscious rats. 2. Repetitive ischemia (RI, 40 sec ischemia every 20 min for 72 hrs) was introduced in conscious male Wistar rats. Edaravone (1 mg/kg, i.v., ...
Henderson Kyle K - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) often have low serum triiodothyronine (T(3)) concentrations. In a rodent model of myocardial infarction-induced CHF and low serum T(3), we hypothesized that replacing T(3) to euthyroid levels would improve left ventricular function without producing untoward signs of thyrotoxicosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Adult male ...
Zhang Jing - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an important active protein for the induction of angiogenesis and improvement in cardiac function after myocardial ischemia; however, the lack of a delivery system targeted to the injured myocardium reduces the local therapeutic efficacy of VEGF and increases its possible adverse effects. METHODS ...
Sosnovik David E - - 2009
Changes in myocardial microstructure are important components of the tissue response to infarction but are difficult to resolve with current imaging techniques. A novel technique, diffusion spectrum MRI tractography (DSI tractography), was thus used to image myofiber architecture in normal and infarcted myocardium. Unlike diffusion tensor imaging, DSI tractography resolves ...
Ganesan B - - 2010
We investigated the antioxidant preventive effect of betaine on isoprenaline-induced myocardial infarction in male albino rats. Isoprenaline induced myocardial infarction was manifested by a moderate elevation in the levels of diagnostic marker enzymes (alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase and creatine phosphokinase) and homocysteine in plasma of experimental rats. Significant ...
Goyal Sameer - - 2010
The present study was designed to investigate whether Khamira Abresham Hakim Arshad Wala (KAHAW), a preparation of Unani System of Medicine, is able to attenuate the isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial necrosis on the basis of its effects on hemodynamic, antioxidant, histopathological and ultrastructural parameters. Male Wistar albino rats were administered KAHAW ...
Chouabe Christophe - - 2009
Cardiac remodeling was assessed both in the pressure-overloaded left ventricle and in the normotensive right ventricle of hypertensive transgenic rats (mRen2)27 (TGR27). The present study combined histology, electrophysiology, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques. A significant increase in action potential (AP) duration was recorded both in right and left ventricular myocytes ...
Fang Qiujuan - - 2009
Mechanisms responsible for HIV cardiomyopathy are unknown, but may include direct effects of HIV proteins on the heart. Transgenic mice (TG) expressing HIV Tat protein targeted to the myocardium, +/- Tat TG, have revealed anatomical and biochemical defects in the heart. The present studies were conducted to clarify the effect ...
Akinaga Lícia Mioko Yoshizaki - - 2009
To explore the hypothesis that air pollution promotes cardiovascular changes, Swiss mice were continuously exposed, since birth, in two open-top chambers (filtered and nonfiltered for airborne particles <or= 0.3 microm) placed 20 m from a street with heavy traffic in downtown Sao Paulo, twenty-four hours per day for four months. ...
Li Guo Hua - - 2009
Gelsolin, a calcium-regulated actin severing and capping protein, is highly expressed in murine and human hearts after myocardial infarction and is associated with progression of heart failure in humans. The biological role of gelsolin in cardiac remodeling and heart failure progression after injury is not defined. To elucidate the contribution ...
Kłapcińska Barbara - - 2009
Increased oxidative stress resulting from enhanced production of reactive oxygen species and/or inadequate mechanisms of antioxidant defenses has been recognized as an important factor contributing to the initiation and progression of cardiac dysfunction under a wide variety of pathophysiological conditions. The main objective of this study was to examine the ...
Chan L L Y - - 2009
Maternal nutrient restriction (NR) from early to midgestation has marked effects on endocrine sensitivity and organ function of the resulting offspring. We hypothesized that early NR may reset the expression profile of genes central to myocardial energy metabolism, influencing ectopic lipid deposition and cardiac function in the obese adult offspring. ...
Jayachandran K S - - 2009
Altered membrane integrity has been suggested as a major factor in the development of cellular injury during myocardial necrosis. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of diosgenin on lysosomal hydrolases, membrane-bound enzymes, and electrolytes during isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial necrosis in rats. Animals were pretreated with DIOS (80 ...
Radhakrishnan Jeejabai - - 2009
We have previously reported that postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction is accompanied by the release of cytochrome c and caspase-3 activation. We now investigated the role of caspase-3 activation by examining whether such process prompts apoptotic DNA fragmentation, whether caspase-3 inhibition attenuates myocardial dysfunction, and whether myocardial protective effects of sodium-hydrogen exchanger ...
Trescher Karola - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Ischemia/reperfusion injury caused by cardioplegic arrest is still a major challenge in patients with reduced left ventricular function. We investigated the effect of chronic versus acute administration of the selective endothelin-A receptor antagonist (ERA) TBC-3214Na during ischemia/reperfusion in failing hearts. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent coronary ligation. Three days ...
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