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Up-regulation of calcitonin gene-related peptide protects streptozotocin-induced diabetic hearts from ischemia/reperfusion injury.
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PMID:  21546103     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Diabetic hearts are vulnerable to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Pretreatment with exogenous calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) exerts a cardioprotective effect against myocardial I/R injury. Our previous study found that the CGRP level was decreased in diabetic hearts. This study aimed to investigate whether up-regulation of CGRP could reduce I/R injury in diabetic hearts. METHODS AND RESULTS: Adenovirus encoding the CGRP gene (Ad-CGRP) was injected intramyocardially in mice with or without streptozotocin (STZ) treatment. Three days after injection, the hearts were subjected to in vivo and in vitro I/R. Myocardial infarct size, cardiac function, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level in plasma and effluents, and cell mitochondrial function were measured. After ischemia (30min) and reperfusion (24h) in vivo, diabetes mellitus (DM) mice had greater myocardial infarct size than their nondiabetic counterparts, and released more LDH in plasma. However, CGRP gene transfer reduced myocardial infarct size and plasma LDH level in both non-DM and DM hearts. After 30min global ischemia and 40min reperfusion in vitro, the DM hearts demonstrated increased left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) and effluent LDH level, and decreased left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP), coronary flow (CF), as well as cell mitochondrial function, when compared with the non-DM hearts. Again, CGRP gene transfer could protect against I/R injury in both non-DM and DM hearts. CONCLUSIONS: Adenovirus-mediated up-regulation of CGRP gene expression protects diabetic hearts against I/R injury.
Liang-Rong Zheng; Jie Han; Lei Yao; Yi-Lan Sun; Dong-Mei Jiang; Shen-Jiang Hu; Lei Shao; Zhi-Hui Sun; Li-Hong Wang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310003, China.
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