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Carvacrol protects against acute myocardial infarction of rats via anti-oxidative and anti-apoptotic pathways.
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PMID:  23386194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Carvacrol (CAR), a naturally occurring phenolic monoterpene, has been shown to possess diverse biological activities. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the cardioprotective potential of CAR against myocardial ischemic damage in a rat model of acute myocardial infarction. CAR significantly diminished the infarct size and myocardial enzymes including creatine kinase (CK), the MB isoenzyme of creatine kinase (CK-MB), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and cardiac troponin T (cTnT). Reduced level of malondialdehyde (MDA), obviously elevated activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and non-enzymatic scavenger glutathione (GSH) as well as glutathione peroxidase (GSH-PX) were also found in CAR-treated groups. Treatment with CAR remarkably inhibited the protein expressions of caspase-3 and Bax, but increased the level of Bcl-2 protein in infarcted rats by Western blot analysis. The finding suggests that the cardioprotection of CAR associate with its anti-oxidative and anti-apoptotic properties in acute myocardial infarction of rats.
Wei Yu; Qing Liu; Sujuan Zhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1347-5215     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Pharm. Bull.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9311984     Medline TA:  Biol Pharm Bull     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Emergency, People's Hospital of Zhangqiu City.
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