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Gender-Based Differences in Cardiac Remodeling and ILK Expression after Myocardial Infarction.
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PMID:  25098374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Background: Gender can influence post-infarction cardiac remodeling. Objective: To evaluate whether gender influences left ventricular (LV) remodeling and integrin-linked kinase (ILK) after myocardial infarction (MI). Methods: Female and male Wistar rats were assigned to one of three groups: sham, moderate MI (size: 20-39% of LV area), and large MI (size: ≥40% of LV area). MI was induced by coronary occlusion, and echocardiographic analysis was performed after six weeks to evaluate MI size as well as LV morphology and function. Real-time RT-PCR and Western blot were used to quantify ILK in the myocardium. Results: MI size was similar between genders. MI resulted in systolic dysfunction and enlargement of end-diastolic as well as end-systolic dimension of LV as a function of necrotic area size in both genders. Female rats with large MI showed a lower diastolic and systolic dilatation than the respective male rats; however, LV dysfunction was similar between genders. Gene and protein levels of ILK were increased in female rats with moderate and large infarctions, but only male rats with large infarctions showed an altered ILK mRNA level. A negative linear correlation was evident between LV dimensions and ILK expression in female rats with large MI. Conclusions: Post-MI ILK expression is altered in a gender-specific manner, and higher ILK levels found in females may be sufficient to improve LV geometry but not LV function.
Authors:
Renato Rodrigues Sofia; Andrey Jorge Serra; Jose Antonio Silva Jr; Ednei Luiz Antonio; Martha Trindade Manchini; Fernanda Aparecida Alves de Oliveira; Vicente Paulo Castro Teixeira; Paulo José Ferreira Tucci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia     Volume:  0     ISSN:  1678-4170     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq. Bras. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-8-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0421031     Medline TA:  Arq Bras Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  POR; ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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