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Protective effects of erythropoietin on cirrhotic cardiomyopathy in rats.
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PMID:  22835858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Erythropoietin exerts cardioprotective effects. The present study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of erythropoietin on cirrhotic cardiomyopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were divided into 5 groups: sham control; sham+ erythropoietin; bile duct ligation; bile duct ligation+erythropoietin; bile duct ligation+erythropoietin+anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) antibody and were studied 4wk after surgery. Erythropoietin was administrated for 10 days before the study date. TNFα, erythropoietin receptor-1 expression and oxidative stress-related parameters were measured. In separate groups, isolated cardiomyocytes were subjected to contractile and relaxation studies. Cardiomyocyte cell line was used to test the direct effect of erythropoietin on nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2(Nrf2). RESULTS: Erythropoietin receptor-1, TNFα and oxidative modified proteins were significantly increased (p<0.01), and the antioxidant regulator Nrf2 transcription decreased in cirrhotic hearts (p<0.01). Erythropoietin reversed these parameters. Maximal cardiac contractile and relaxation velocity was significantly decreased in cirrhotic cardiomyocytes. Erythropoietin significantly reversed these inhibitions. Anti-TNFα antibody significantly decreased cardiac TNFα content but did not further increase contractility. CONCLUSIONS: TNFα and oxidative stress are involved in cardiac dysfunction in the cirrhotic heart. Erythropoietin significantly decreased TNFα and oxidative stress and reversed the impaired cardiac function.
Li Liu; Hongqun Liu; Soon Woo Nam; Samuel S Lee
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-3562     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100958385     Medline TA:  Dig Liver Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Liver Unit, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1, Canada; Hebei Key Laboratory of Gastroenterology, Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Hebei, China.
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