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Mitochondrial Pathways, Permeability Transition Pore and Redox Signaling in Cardioprotection: Therapeutic Implications.
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PMID:  22668069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Significance: Reperfusion therapy is the indispensable treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and must be applied as soon as possible to attenuate the ischemic insult. However reperfusion is responsible for additional myocardial damage likely involving opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP). A great part of reperfusion injury occurs during the first minutes of reperfusion. The prolonged opening of mPTP is considered one of the endpoints of the cascade to myocardial damage, causing loss of cardiomyocytes function and viability. Opening of mPTP and the consequent oxidative stress due to reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) are considered among the major mechanisms of mitochondrial and myocardial dysfunction. Recent Advances and Critical Issues: Kinases and mitochondrial components constitute an intricate network of signaling molecules and mitochondrial proteins, which interact in response to stressors. Cardioprotective pathways are activated by stimuli such as preconditioning and postconditioning (PostC), obtained with brief intermittent ischemia or with pharmacological agents, which drastically reduce the lethal ischemia/reperfusion injury. The protective pathways converging on mitochondria may preserve their function. Protection involves kinases, adenosine triphosphate-dependent potassium channels, ROS signaling, and the mPTP modulation. Some clinical studies using ischemic PostC during angioplasty support its protective effects, and an interesting alternative is pharmacological PostC. In fact the mPTP desensitizer, cyclosporine A, has been shown to induce appreciable protections in AMI patients. Future Directions: Several factors and comorbidities which might interfere with cardioprotective signaling are considered. Hence, treatments adapted to the characteristics of the patient (i.e., phenotype-oriented) might be feasible in the future.
Claudia Penna; Maria-Giulia Perrelli; Pasquale Pagliaro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Antioxidants & redox signaling     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-7716     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888899     Medline TA:  Antioxid Redox Signal     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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