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Reactive oxygen/nitrogen species and the myocardial cell homeostasis: an ambiguous relationship.
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PMID:  20698753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The totality of functional cardiomyocytes and an intact cardiac progenitor cell pool are key players in the myocardial cell homeostasis. Perturbation of either one may compromise the structural and functional integrity of the heart and lead to heart failure. Reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) are important regulators of cardiomyocyte viability; more recently, the interrelation between ROS and progenitor cell behavior and fate has moved into the spotlight. Increasing evidence suggests not only that ROS participate in the regulation of cardiac progenitor cell survival but also that they likewise affect their functional properties in terms of self-proliferation and differentiation. The apparent dichotomy of ROS/RNS effects with their adaptive and regulatory character on the one hand and their maladaptive and damaging features on the other pose a great challenge in view of the therapeutic exploitation of their role in the regulation of the myocardial cell homeostasis. In this article, mechanisms and potential significance of ROS/RNS action in the regulation of the myocardial cell homeostasis, in particular with respect to the preservation of viable cardiomyocytes and the maintenance of a functional cardiac progenitor cell pool, will be discussed.
Gabriela M Kuster; Stéphanie P Häuselmann; Berit I Rosc-Schlüter; Vera Lorenz; Otmar Pfister
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Antioxidants & redox signaling     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1557-7716     ISO Abbreviation:  Antioxid. Redox Signal.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888899     Medline TA:  Antioxid Redox Signal     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1899-910     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, University of Basel , Basel, Switzerland.
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