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Lacidipine inhibits endoplasmic reticulum stress and myocardial remodeling induced by pressure overload in rat heart.
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PMID:  23911888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We undertook this study to investigate the influence of lacidipine on endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) and myocardial remodeling under pressure overload conditions. Thirty male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: sham, transverse aortic constriction (TAC), and TAC+lacidipine groups. Invasive hemodynamics was measured. The structure of the left ventricle was observed via echocardiography. ERS parameters such as calreticulin (CRT) and caspase-12 expressions in cardiomyocytes were examined by immunohistochemistry. TUNEL staining was used to detect cardiomyocyte apoptosis. Left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP), interventricular septal thickness (IVST), left ventricular posterior wall thickness (LVPWT), left ventricular weight index (LVWI), CRT and caspase-12 expression in cardiomyocytes were evaluated. The incidence of cardiomyocyte apoptosis significantly increased in the TAC group compared with the sham group (P<0.01). Meanwhile, left ventricular end-systolic pressure (LVESP), ejection fraction (EF), and early diastolic blood maximum flow rate of mitral valve/late diastolic blood flow velocity of mitral valve (E/A) values decreased significantly (P<0.01). LVEDP, IVST, LVPWT, and LVWI values and the incidence of cardiac apoptosis in the TAC+lacidipine group decreased significantly compared with those in the TAC group. CRT and caspase-12 expressions in cardiomyocytes were also significantly downregulated (P<0.05). On the other hand, LVESP, EF, and E/A values in the TAC+lacidipine group substantially increased (P<0.05). Our results suggest that lacidipine attenuates hypertrophied myocardial remodeling accompanied by inhibiting CRT and caspase-12 expression and cardiomyocyte apoptosis in rats subjected to TAC.
Yong Huai; Haiyan Wang; Lei Zhao; Lianyou Zhao; Jianming Pei
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0712     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
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Created Date:  2013-8-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1254354     Medline TA:  Eur J Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Department of Cardiology, Tangdu Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, 710038, China.
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