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Crisostomo Paul R - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Postconditioning, a series of brief ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) cycles at reperfusion onset, is a recently described novel approach to attenuate I/R injury, and because it is an after-injury treatment strategy, it may have greater clinical potential than preconditioning. However, it has not been determined whether postconditioning is effective in women. ...
Lu Long-Sheng - - 2006
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are short-lived, highly reactive chemical entities that play significant roles in all levels of biology. However, their measurement requires destructive preparation, thereby limiting the continuous measurement of ROS in a living tissue. We develop an optical mapping system to visualize ROS production in an isolated and ...
Kang Moonkyu - - 2006
Acori graminei Rhizoma is one of the best-known traditional herbal medicines frequently used for the treatment of cardiovascular symptoms in Asian countries. The anti-ischemic effect of Acori graminei Rhizoma on ischemia-induced isolated rat heart was investigated through analysis of changes in perfusion pressure, aortic flow, coronary flow, and cardiac output. ...
Vianna Heloisa R - - 2006
The antiarrhythmogenic effect of the flavonoid dioclein on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion was investigated in isolated perfused rat hearts. Low concentrations of dioclein (30-300 nM) induced a reduction of arrhythmias observed during the reperfusion period. Dioclein also preserved the diastolic tension after reperfusion without affecting the systolic tension. In addition, dioclein (150 ...
Wölkart Gerald - - 2006
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has been implicated as a component of oxidative ischaemia/reperfusion stress. We investigated the role of H2O2 in cardiovascular ischaemia/reperfusion stress in hearts from mice overexpressing catalase in their endothelial cells. Hearts of transgenic (TG, n = 9) and age-matched wild-type (WT, n = 7) mice were perfused ...
Gok S - - 2006
Activation of ATP-sensitive K+ channels (K ATP) during ischemia leads to arrhythmias and blockade of these channels exert antiarrhythmic action. In this study, we investigated the effects of HMR1098, a sarcolemmal K ATP channel blocker and 5-hydroxydeconoate (5-HD), a mitochondrial K ATP channel blocker on cardiac function and arrhythmias in ...
Abunasra Haitham - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Two models of ex vivo gene transfer were compared by examining the protective effect of adenovirus-mediated transfection of a free radical scavenger superoxide dismutase (SOD) during experimental ischemia-reperfusion mimicking preservation for cardiac transplantation. METHODS: Donor rat hearts (n=6 per group) were infused (subgroups IA and IB) or continually perfused ...
Gao Qin - - 2006
The aim of the present study was to determine whether the clinically effective cardioprotection conferred by puerarin (Pue) against ischemia and reperfusion is mediated by mitochondrial transmembrane pores and/or channels. Hearts isolated from male Sprague-Dawley rats were perfused on a Langendorff apparatus and subjected to 30 min of global ischemia ...
Kurosawa Saori - - 2006
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy (AAAectomy) results in a general ischemia-reperfusion syndrome accompanied by an acute rise in pulmonary artery pressure (PAP). We examined whether ulinastatin, a urinary trypsin inhibitor, prevents ischemia-reperfusion injury and increase in PAP after aortic unclamping (XU) during AAAectomy. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Public, university-affiliated hospital. ...
Maruyama Itaru - - 2006
Our aim was to compare the cardiovascular effects of mitiglinide ((+)-monocalcium bis[(2S,3a,7a-cis)-alpha-benzylhexahydro-gamma-oxo-2-isoindolinebutyrate] dehydrate), a novel hypoglycemic drug, with those of glibenclamide and glimepiride, two sulfonylurea drugs. In isolated canine coronary arteries (organ-bath method), mitiglinide, glibenclamide, and glimepiride competitively antagonized the cromakalim-induced relaxation (pA2 values, 5.29, 7.36, and 7.49, respectively). In ...
Shimoyama Takehiko - - 2006
Ischemia-reperfusion injury of the lungs seems to be initiated by the activation of alveolar macrophages, and mediated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)s, although their roles have not been fully elucidated. Therefore, we used a novel MMP inhibitor (ONO-4817) with high affinities for MMP-2 and MMP-9 to investigate the roles of MMPs ...
SÅ‚upski M - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Nitric oxide (NO) and thromboxane A(2) (TxA(2)) are paracrine substances that likely contribute to IR-induced lung injury. This study examined the hypothesis that pulmonary vasoconstriction during ischemia is induced by NO synthesis and ischemia/reperfusion (IR)-induced TxA(2). METHODS: Wistar rats underwent 30 or 60 minute of intestinal ischemia with 60 ...
Nowak Kai - - 2006
It is still unclear whether lung edema can be monitored by microwave reflectometry and whether the measured changes in lung dry matter content (DMC) are accompanied by changes in PaO2 and in pro- to anti-inflammatory cytokine expression (IFN-gamma and IL-10). Right rat lung hili were cross-clamped at 37 degrees C ...
Lymbury Robyn - - 2006
Cardiac surgery often generates oxidative stress leading to ischemia reperfusion injury (I-R). Antioxidants have been shown to prevent this injury and have been added to cardioplegic solutions to assist in recovery. In this study, we tested the effectiveness of sodium selenite in protecting against ischemia reperfusion injury and investigated the ...
Kuroiwa T - - 2006
Knowledge of the biomechanical properties of postischemic brain tissue is important for understanding the mechanisms of postischemic secondary brain tissue injury. We describe the method and results of biomechanical property measurement in ex vivo postischemic brain tissue by applying an indentation method. Mongolian gerbils were subjected to a transient unilateral ...
Szokoly Miklos - - 2006
We investigated the systemic hemodynamic effects and the early arteriovenous acid-base changes after 2-h tourniquet ischemia on left hind limb in rats during the first hour of reperfusion. The right femoral artery and vein were prepared and catheterized for direct blood pressure monitoring and blood sampling. In ischemia-reperfusion group, 5 ...
Uy R G - - 2006
The objective of this study was to test whether chronically hypoxic immature hearts exhibit greater tolerance to no-flow ischemia than normoxic hearts. Rabbits (N = 36) were raised from birth to 5 weeks of age in either hypoxic (10% O2/90% N2) or normoxic (room air) environment. Isolated, isovolumically beating hearts, ...
Saeedi Ramesh - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Gender influences the cardiac response to prolonged increases in workload, with differences at structural, functional, and molecular levels. However, it is unknown if post-ischemic function or metabolism of female hypertrophied hearts differ from male hypertrophied hearts. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that gender influences post-ischemic function of pressure-overload hypertrophied ...
Li Shanshuang - - 2006
Ischemic preconditioning (PR) protects hearts from ischemia-reperfusion injury. The purpose of the present study was to examine the protective effect of PR and postconditioning (PT) against hypoxia-reoxygenation injury and H(2)O(2)-induced damage in isolated rat hearts. Hearts from male Sprague-Dawley rats were perfused with Krebs-Henseleit solution by Langendorff methods and subjected ...
Mohanty Ipseeta - - 2006
In the present investigation, the effect of Curcuma longa (Cl) and Ocimum sanctum (Os) on myocardial apoptosis and cardiac function was studied in an ischemia and reperfusion (I-R) model of myocardial injury. Wistar albino rats were divided into four groups and orally fed saline once daily (sham, control IR) or ...
Kolh Philippe - - 2006
AIMS: To investigate whether BM-573 (N-tert-butyl-N'-[2-(4'-methylphenylamino)-5-nitro-benzenesulfonyl]urea), an original combined thromboxane A2 synthase inhibitor and receptor antagonist, prevents reperfusion injury in acutely ischemic pigs. METHODS: Twelve animals were randomly divided in two groups: a control group (n = 6) intravenously infused with vehicle, and a BM-573-treated group (n = 6) infused ...
Desrois M - - 2005
Recent studies have suggested the involvement of the nitric oxide (NO) pathway in ischemia-reperfusion injury related to cardiac transplantation. Herein, we assessed the NO pathway by quantifying endothelial (e) and inducible (i) nitric oxide synthase (NOS) expression and total NOS activity in a rat heart transplant model during cold ischemia ...
Semsroth Severin - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Depletion of nitric oxide (NO) is associated with ischemia/reperfusion injury. The novel NO donor, S-nitroso human serum albumin (S-NO-HSA), could bridge NO depletion during reperfusion in cardiac transplantation and minimize ischemia/reperfusion injury. METHODS: In an isolated erythrocyte-perfused working heart model, rabbit hearts were randomly assigned after assessment of hemodynamic ...
Lee Jae Ung - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: We previously demonstrated that sphingosine kinase (SPK) increases the level of extracellular sphingosine-1-phosphate and promotes neovascularization in a mouse matrigel model. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that SPK gene transfer using a novel adenoviral 'gutless' vector (AGV) can enhance arteriogenesis in a rabbit hindlimb ischemia model. METHODS: ...
Maoz Daniel - - 2005
Tissues changes in FA metabolism can occur quite rapidly in response to ischemia and may require immediate microwave fixation to determine basal concentrations. The present study aimed to quantify the effects of immediate no-flow ischemia on concentrations of individual nonesterified FA (NEFA) and acyl-CoA species in the rat heart. Male ...
Oriyanhan Wnimunk - - 2005
Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is a potent antioxidant and inhibits cell apoptosis in ischemic reperfusion injury. In this study we evaluated whether addition of taurine to St. Thomas' cardioplegic solution enhances its myocardial protective effects in prolonged hypothermic heart preservation in rats. Hearts isolated from male Sprague-Dawley rats were mounted on ...
Shoji T - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Ischemia reperfusion (I-R) injury of the lung frequently occurs after cardiopulmonary bypass, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, lung transplantation, and major pulmonary resection with vascular reconstruction. Mild hypothermia ameliorates ischemia reperfusion injury of the brain and the liver. However, the effect of mild hypothermia on I-R injury of the lung has not ...
Turnbull Lynne - - 2006
Preconditioning protocols that protect the heart from ischemic injury may aid in the development of new therapies. However, the temporal window of cardioprotection is limited to a few days after the preconditioning stimulus. Here we report a sustained cardioprotected phenotype in mice expressing a tetracycline transactivator (tTA) transcription factor under ...
Verma D D - - 2005
ATP-loaded liposomes (ATP-L) infused into Langendorff-instrumented isolated rat hearts protect the mechanical functions of the myocardium during ischemia/reperfusion. The left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP) at the end of the reperfusion in the ATP-L group recovered to 72% of the baseline (preservation of the systolic function) compared to 26%, 40%, and ...
Bopassa Jean-Chrisostome - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) might regulate mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening in hearts reperfused with either low pressure or postconditioning. METHODS: Male Wistar rat hearts (n=72) were perfused according to the Langendorff technique, exposed to 30 min of ischemia, and assigned to one of the following ...
Younès Antoine - - 2005
Growing evidence suggests that cardiac enkephalins and their receptors are involved in ischemic preconditioning (IPC). Because there is no evidence for vesicular storage of small bioactive enkephalins in the heart, studies were designed to test the hypothesis that ischemia depletes cardiac enkephalins and that IPC preserves the same enkephalins by ...
Shackebaei D - - 2005
In many tissues the availability of L-cysteine is a rate-limiting factor in glutathione production, though this has yet to be fully tested in heart. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that supplying hearts with 0.5 mM L-cysteine would preserve glutathione levels leading to an increased resistance to ischaemia reperfusion. ...
Rega Filip R - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The use of lungs from non-heart-beating donors (NHBD) might significantly alleviate the organ shortage. The tolerable warm ischemic period after cardiac arrest, however, is limited to approximately 1 hour. If the lung could be safely protected inside the cadaver, this time period may be prolonged. This would help to ...
Kaplan Peter - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the mechanism of myocardial stunning was investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Isolated Langendorff-perfused rabbit hearts were subjected to 15 min normothermic ischemia followed by 10 min reperfusion with Krebs-Henseleit solution+/-mannitol or histidine. RESULTS: In hearts reperfused without free radical scavenger the left ...
Diodato Michael D MD - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The University of Wisconsin (UW) solution is the gold standard for heart preservation but has limitations in terms of both duration and adequacy of protection. Our laboratory has been interested in a more physiologic approach to heart preservation by maintaining the heart at its resting membrane potential (hyperpolarized arrest) ...
Bertuglia Silvia - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: We postulated that the increase in shear stress caused by microbubbles in the presence of low-intensity ultrasound increases vasodilation in ischemia/reperfusion. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, and blinded experimental study. SETTING: Research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Forty hamsters were subjected to ischemia/reperfusion and observed by intravital microscopy. INTERVENTIONS: Ultrasound (2.5 MHz, 1.3 mechanical ...
Liuba Petru - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Arterial endothelial dysfunction is an important mechanism of tissue injury caused by ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). Earlier studies of I/R have shown that intracoronary preinfusion with 2.5-5 microg/mL bradykinin (BK) could alleviate the postischemic myocardial damage. Using an experimental human model of I/R, we investigated whether preceding infusion with BK could ...
Angelos Mark G - - 2006
Postischemic myocardial contractile dysfunction is in part mediated by the burst of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which occurs with the reintroduction of oxygen. We hypothesized that tissue oxygen tension modulates this ROS burst at reperfusion. After 20 min of global ischemia, isolated rat hearts were reperfused with temperature-controlled (37.4 degrees ...
Monteiro Pedro - - 2005
The effect of valsartan, an angiotensin II-type I receptor blocker, on the mitochondrial function, was studied using an ex vivo animal model (hearts from Wistar rats), perfused in a Langendorff system and then submitted to global acute ischemia. Parameters evaluated were: membrane electrical potential (DeltaPsi, using a tetraphenylphosphonium-TPP+-electrode), oxygen consumption ...
Penna Claudia - - 2006
We aimed to assess the role of the nitric oxide (NO)-cGMP pathway in cardioprotection by brief intermittent ischemias at the onset of reperfusion (i.e., post-conditioning (Post-con)). We also evaluated the role of coronary flow and pressure in Post-con. Rat isolated hearts perfused at constant- flow or -pressure underwent 30 min ...
Ibrahim, Esha
Miniswine underwent procedures to evaluate treating chronic ischemia with the implantation of autologous satellite cells and laser transmyocardial revascularization (TMR). The objective was to combine two therapies to restore cardiac function. This experiment involved three surgical procedures: (1) placing a constrictor on the coronary artery; (2) producing channels and implanting ...
Kostopanagiotou G - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the dose-related effect of dopexamine and dopamine on free radical production and lipid peroxidation estimated by MDA measurements in an ischaemia-reperfusion model of supraceliac aortic repair. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, blinded experimental study. MATERIALS: Twenty-five healthy pigs. METHODS: All experiments were performed under general endotracheal anaesthesia. Supraceliac aortic ...
Yang Yong-Jie - - 2005
AIM: To study the changes of endogenous interleukin 18 (IL-18) levels and evaluate the role of IL-18 on lung injury following gut ischemia/reperfusion. METHODS: A superior mesenteric artery occlusion model was selected for this research. The mice were randomly divided into four groups: Sham operation (sham), ischemia (0.5 h) followed ...
Libonati Joseph R - - 2005
We examined the effects of sprint training on left ventricular diastolic stiffness during normoxia and after ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). Thirty-seven, male Sprague-Dawley rats, weighing 150-175 g at the initiation of the experiment, were randomly assigned to a sedentary, control group (n = 20) or to a high-intensity, sprint-trained group (n = ...
Arteaga Grace M - - 2005
Alteration in myofilament response to Ca2+ is a major mechanism for depressed cardiac function after ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) dysfunction. We tested the hypothesis that hearts with increased myofilament response to Ca2+ are less susceptible to I/R. In one approach, we studied transgenic (TG) mice with a constitutive increase in myofilament Ca2+ ...
Kupatt Christian - - 2005
Clonal embryonic endothelial progenitor cells (eEPCs) isolated from embryonic day 7.5 mice home specifically to hypoxic areas in mouse tumor metastases but spare normal organs and do not form carcinomas. Based on these results, we assessed the potential of eEPCs to enhance vascularization and limit organ dysfunction after ischemia in ...
Mazzini Guilherme S - - 2005
S100B is an astrocytic protein assessed in cerebrospinal fluid and serum as a biochemical marker of cerebral injuries. However, increasing evidences suggest the influence of extra cerebral sources on its serum levels. Since it was reported that the injured myocardium expresses S100B, we investigated whether the isolated heart releases this ...
Qian Li-Ping - - 2005
AIM: To examine if isoflurane preconditioning can attenuate ischemia/reperfusion injury by reducing cytochrome c release from inner mitochondrial membrane. METHODS: Isolated hearts of Sprague-Dawley rats were perfused on Langendorff apparatus. Hearts were randomly assigned to a non-treated group (CON group, n=12) or three isoflurane preconditioning groups (0.5% ISC group, 1.0% ...
Tritto Isabella - - 2005
Trimetazidine has no hemodynamic/antithrombotic actions. Hence, its anti-ischemic properties have been mostly attributed to its metabolic effects. However, this issue is not completely elucidated. We investigated whether inhibition of neutrophil activation may also contribute to its cardioprotective action. We first showed that trimetazidine inhibits neutrophil activation in vitro. We subsequently ...
Smyrniotis Vassilios - - 2005
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and intermittent vascular control (IVC) have been shown to reduce the number of ischemia/reperfusion injuries during liver resections with the Pringle maneuver. Our study aimed to compare the beneficial effect of these two modalities in relation to the duration of normothermic liver ischemia. A group of 24 ...
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