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Non-invasive integrative analysis of contraction energetics in intact beating heart.
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PMID:  22789933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The comprehensive study of human pathologies has revealed the complexity of the interactions involved in cardiovascular physiology. The recent validation of system's biology approaches - like our Modular Control Analysis (MoCA) - motivates the current interest for new integrative and non-invasive analyses that could be used for medical study of human heart contraction energetics. By considering heart energetics as a supply-demand system, MoCA gives access to integrated organ function and brings out a new type of information, the "elasticities", which describe in situ the regulation of both energy demand and supply by cellular energetic status. These regulations determine the internal control of contraction energetics and may therefore be a key to the understanding of the links between molecular events in pathologies and whole organ function/dysfunction. A wider application to the effects of cardiac drugs in conjunction with the direct study of heart pathologies may be considered in the near future. MoCA can potentially be used not only to detect the origin of the defects associated with the pathology (elasticity analyses), but also to provide a quantitative description of how these defects influence global heart function (regulation analysis) and therefore open new therapeutic perspectives. Several key examples of current applications to intact isolated beating heart are presented in this paper. The future application to human pathologies will require the use of non-invasive NMR techniques for the simultaneous measurement of energy status (31P NMR) and heart contractile activity (3D MRI).
Véronique Deschodt-Arsac; Guillaume Calmettes; Gilles Gouspillou; Mathilde Chapolard; Gérard Raffard; Richard Rouland; Pierre Jais; Michel Haissaguerre; Pierre Dos Santos; Philippe Diolez
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5875     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508482     Medline TA:  Int J Biochem Cell Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Cardio-Thoracic Research Centre, INSERM U1045 and Rhythmology and Heart Modeling Institute (LIRYC), Bordeaux University, France.
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