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Osteopontin: At the Cross-roads of Myocyte Survival and Myocardial Function.
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PMID:  25265596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Heart failure represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the western society. Cardiac myocyte loss due to apoptosis plays a significant role in the progression of heart failure. The extracellular matrix (ECM) maintains the structural integrity of the heart and allows the transmission of electrical and mechanical signals during cardiac contraction and relaxation. Matricellular proteins, a class of non-structural ECM proteins, play a significant role in ECM homeostasis and intracellular signaling via their interactions with cell surface receptors, structural proteins, and/or soluble extracellular factors such as growth factors and cytokines. Osteopontin (OPN), also called cytokine Eta-1, is a member of matricellular protein family. Normal heart expresses low levels of OPN. However, OPN expression increases markedly under a variety of pathophysiological conditions of the heart. Many human and transgenic mice studies provide evidence that increased OPN expression, specifically in myocytes, associates with increased myocyte apoptosis and myocardial dysfunction. This review summarizes OPN expression in the heart, and its role in myocyte apoptosis and myocardial function.
Mahipal Singh; Suman Dalal; Krishna Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-9-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Life sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0631     ISO Abbreviation:  Life Sci.     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-9-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375521     Medline TA:  Life Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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