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Acidic buffer or plus cyclosporine A post-conditioning protects isolated rat hearts against ischemia-reperfusion injury.
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PMID:  21490080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: It is well documented that transient acidosis during reperfusion is protective. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardioprotection of acidic buffer or plus cyclosporine A in isolated rat hearts after cardioplegic arrest.
METHODS: Langendorff-perfused Sprague-Dawley rat hearts were perfused for 20 min with Krebs-Henseleit (K-H) buffer followed by 30 min of crystalloid cardioplegia and 60 min of reperfusion. Control hearts were perfused with Krebs-Henseleit buffer. Acidic buffer post-conditioning hearts were perfused with acidic K-H buffer (pH 6.8) for the first 3 min of reperfusion. Acidic buffer plus cyclosporine A hearts were perfused with K-H acidic buffer (pH 6.8) containing cyclosporine A (0.2 μmol/L) for the first 3 min of reperfusion.
RESULTS: Compared with the control group, acidic buffer or plus cyclosporine A post-conditioning significantly improved myocardial performance, decreased cytochrome C release into the cytosol, increased Bcl-2 expression and decreased Bax expression, decreased sensitivity of mPTP-opening to [Ca2+] and the rate of apoptosis after reperfusion.
CONCLUSION: These findings suggested that acidic buffer or plus cyclosporine A post-conditioning prevented apoptosis-related mitochondrial permeabilization and provided the myocardial protection after cardioplegic arrest.
Authors:
Xin Duan; Bingyang Ji; Kun Yu; Feilong Hei; Jinping Liu; Cun Long
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perfusion     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1477-111X     ISO Abbreviation:  Perfusion     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700166     Medline TA:  Perfusion     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Fuwai Hospital and Cardiovascular Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China.
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