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Cardioprotective effects of low-dose combination therapy with rosuvastatin and fasudil in the isolated rat heart.
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PMID:  25272944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The cardiovascular pleiotropic effects of statins and a Rho-kinase inhibitor (fasudil) could be of interest to prevent myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (MIRI). In the present study, we investigated whether low-dose rosuvastatin and fasudil, separately not possessing cardioprotection, express cardioprotective effects when combined. The isolated rat hearts underwent 30 min global ischemia and 120 min reperfusion. Rosuvastatin (3 microM) and fasudil (1 microM) were administered 15 min before ischemia. NG-nitro-L-arginine methylester (30 microM) (L-NAME) was given at the onset of reperfusion. Myocardial infarct size, apoptosis, myocardial nitric oxide (NO) content and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression were evaluated. The combination treatment significantly decreased infarct size and percentage of apoptosis and increased the content of NO and eNOS expression, whereas treatment with rosuvastatin and fasudil alone at the same doses did not lead to cardioprotection. Furthermore, L-NAME reversed the cardioprotective effect of rosuvastatin/fasudil combination treatment. In summary, rosuvastatin combined with fasudil treatment had synergistic protective effects against MIRI, which were mediated by increasing eNOS and NO production. This new concept could be valuable in MIRI prevention.
Nan Wu; Wenna Li; Yan Lv; Wenqi Shu; Dalin Jia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Die Pharmazie     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0031-7144     ISO Abbreviation:  Pharmazie     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9800766     Medline TA:  Pharmazie     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  704-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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