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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787401/the-melatonin-receptor-agonist-ramelteon-reduces-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-activation-of-mitochondrial-potassium-channels
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Martin Stroethoff, Iris Christoph, Friederike Behmenburg, Annika Raupach, Sebastian Bunte, Semra Senpolat, André Heinen, Markus W Hollmann, Alexander Mathes, Ragnar Huhn
Activation of melatonin receptors induces cardioprotection. Mitochondrial potassium channels (mKCa and mKATP) are involved in the signalling cascade of preconditioning. The melatonin receptor agonist ramelteon is an approved oral medication for treatment of insomnia but nothing is known about possible cardioprotective properties. We investigated whether (1) ramelteon induces cardioprotection mediated by the melatonin receptor; (2) this effect is concentration-dependent; and (3) mKCa- and/or mKATP-channels are critically involved in ramelteon-induced cardioprotection...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763629/ventricular-pro-arrhythmic-phenotype-arrhythmic-substrate-ageing-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-coactivator-1%C3%AE-deficient-pgc-1%C3%AE-murine-hearts
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Shiraz Ahmad, Haseeb Valli, Karan R Chadda, James Cranley, Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Christopher L-H Huang
INTRODUCTION: Ageing and age-related bioenergetic conditions including obesity, diabetes mellitus and heart failure constitute clinical ventricular arrhythmic risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pro-arrhythmic properties in electrocardiographic and intracellular recordings were compared in young and aged, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator-1β knockout (Pgc-1β-/- ) and wild type (WT), Langendorff-perfused murine hearts, during regular and programmed stimulation (PES), comparing results by two-way ANOVA...
May 12, 2018: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753936/matrixmetalloproteinases-and-tissue-inhibitors-of-metalloproteinases-immunhistochemical-markers-in-the-diagnosis-of-lethal-myocardial-infarctions
#3
Felix Mayer, Martin Falk, Ragnar Huhn, Friederike Behmenburg, Stefanie Ritz-Timme
Matrixmetalloproteinases (MMP) 2 and 9 as well as tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP) 1 were tested as markers of myocardial early ischemia/infarctions. Experiments with an animal model, the isolated Langendorff heart, and analysis of human tissue samples drawn during autopsies were performed. Results of the experiments with the Langendorff model implied that the detectable amount of the markers might increase early after the onset of ischemia, in less than one hour, under ideal conditions. The results of the examined human cases showed that MMP-2 is constantly detectable in human myocardial tissue with an increased amount in case of an infarction with longer survival times...
April 27, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748710/critical-role-of-angiotensin-ii-type-2-receptors-in-the-control-of-mitochondrial-and-cardiac-function-in-angiotensin-ii-preconditioned-rat-hearts
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Rebeca E Nuñez, Sabzali Javadov, Nelson Escobales
Angiotensin II preconditioning (APC) involves an angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1-R)-dependent translocation of PKCε and survival kinases to the mitochondria leading to cardioprotection after ischemia-reperfusion (IR). However, the role that mitochondrial AT1-Rs and angiotensin II type 2 receptors (AT2-Rs) play in APC is unknown. We investigated whether pretreatment of Langendorff-perfused rat hearts with losartan (L, AT1-R blocker), PD 123,319 (PD, AT2-R blocker), or their combination (L + PD) affects mitochondrial AT1-R, AT2-R, PKCε, PKCδ, Akt, PKG-1, MAPKs (ERK1/2, JNK, p38), mitochondrial respiration, cardiac function, and infarct size (IS)...
May 10, 2018: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732984/knockout-of-trpv1-exacerbates-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet-in-mice
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Beihua Zhong, Jack Rubinstein, Shuangtao Ma, Donna H Wang
BACKGROUND: Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels in sensory nerves have anti-oxidative properties and counteract obesity and diabetes that are associated with diastolic dysfunction with preserved ejection fraction. We tested the hypothesis that TRPV1 knockout exacerbates high-fat diet (HFD)-induced glucose intolerance and diastolic dysfunction. METHOD: Trpv1-/- and wild-type (WT) mice were fed chow diet or HFD for 20 weeks. Then, we performed the intraperitoneal glucose tolerance test, measured the heart function through transthoracic echocardiography and Langendorff heart perfusion system, analyzed cardiac histology, and measured the myocardial superoxide production and the expression of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidases...
May 3, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722287/effects-of-enteral-different-dose-levothyroxine-sodium-pretreatment-on-serum-thyroid-hormone-levels-and-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Gui-Zhen Yang, Fu-Shan Xue, Ya-Yang Liu, Hui-Xian Li, Qing Liu, Xu Liao
INTRODUCTION: The available evidence shows that perioperative oral thyroid hormone can significantly attenuate the postoperative decline in the serum hormone level and improve postoperative hemodynamic and prognostic parameters. However, there has been no study assessing the effects of preoperative oral different-dose thyroid hormone on serum hormone levels and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Forty-eight healthy Wistar rats, aged 35 days, were randomly allocated into six groups: Group BC, Group C and four pretreatment groups in which the rats were given levothyroxine-sodium of 10 μg, 20 μg, 40 μg and 80 μg/100 g...
April 1, 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710544/the-inhibitory-effect-of-rosmarinic-acid-on-overexpression-of-ncx1-and-stretch-induced-arrhythmias-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
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Somayeh Javidanpour, Mahin Dianat, Mohammad Badavi, Seyyed Ali Mard
The incidence of arrhythmias is the main cause of high mortality after myocardial infarction (AMI). The aim of the present study was to determine whether the rosmarinic acid (RA) could reduce the stretch-induced arrhythmias (SIAs) related to overexpression of NCX1 after AMI. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated into six groups: Sham, MI (100 mg/kg of isoproterenol (Iso), subcutaneously, on two consecutive days), RA (30 mg/kg, orally, 14 days), and RA (10, 15 and 30 mg/kg, 14 days) + I...
March 30, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707580/chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-causing-cardiac-and-thoracic-spinal-cord-electrophysiological-abnormalities-may-be-associated-with-increased-cardiac-expression-of-serotonin-and-growth-associated-protein-43-in-rats
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Zhengjiang Liu, Hua Liu, Zhi Huan Zeng
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the potential mechanisms by which chronic unpredictable mild stress (CMS) might induce cardiovascular disease. Methods: Twenty male Sprague-Dawley rats (weighing 180-250 g) were divided into the CMS group (CMS for 3 weeks) and control group ( n = 10/group). Sucrose solution consumption, sucrose solution preference rate, and the open field test (horizontal and vertical movements) were used to confirm the establishment of the CMS model...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696821/a-simple-antegrade-perfusion-method-for-isolating-viable-single-cardiomyocytes-from-neonatal-to-aged-mice
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Mariko Omatsu-Kanbe, Kengo Yoshioka, Ryo Fukunaga, Hironori Sagawa, Hiroshi Matsuura
The aim of this study was to establish a simple and reproducible antegrade perfusion method for isolating single viable mouse heart cells and to determine the standard practical protocols that are appropriate for mice of various ages. Antegrade perfusion was performed by injecting perfusate from near the apex of the left ventricle of the excised heart, the aorta of which was clamped, using an infusion pump. This could thoroughly perfuse the myocardium through the coronary circulation. All procedures were carried out on a prewarmed heater mat under a microscope, which allows for the processes of injection and perfusion to be monitored...
May 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677462/ondansetron-blocks-wildtype-and-p-f503l-variant-small-conductance-calcium-activated-potassium-channels
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Jum-Suk Ko, Shuai Guo, Jonathan Hassel, Patricia Celestino-Soper, Ty C Lynnes, James E Tisdale, James J Zheng, Stanley E Taylor, Tatiana Foroud, Michael D Murray, Richard J Kovacs, Xiaochun Li, Shien-Fong Lin, Zhenhui Chen, Matteo Vatta, Peng-Sheng Chen, Michael Rubart
The apamin-sensitive, small conductance, calcium-activated potassium (SK) current ( IKAS ) is encoded by KCNN genes. IKAS importantly contributes to cardiac repolarization in conditions associated with reduced repolarization reserve. To test the hypothesis that IKAS inhibition contributes to drug-induced long QT (diLQT) syndrome, we (1) screened for KCNN variants among patients with diLQT, (2) determined the properties of heterologously expressed wildtype and variant KCNN channels, and (3) determined if the 5-HT3 receptor antagonist ondansetron blocks IKAS ...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671257/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-opens-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-through-mitochondrial-hexokinase-ii-dissociation
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Takamitsu Tanaka, Masao Saotome, Hideki Katoh, Terumori Satoh, Prottoy Hasan, Hayato Ohtani, Hiroshi Satoh, Hideharu Hayashi, Yuichiro Maekawa
Accumulating evidence has revealed pivotal roles of glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK3β) inactivation on cardiac protection. Because the precise mechanisms of cardiac protection against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury by GSK3β-inactivation remain elusive, we investigated the relationship between GSK3β-mediated mitochondrial hexokinase II (mitoHK-II; a downstream target of GSK3β) dissociation and mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening. In Langendorff-perfused hearts, GSK3β inactivation by SB216763 improved the left ventricular-developed pressure and retained mitoHK-II binding after I/R...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670839/effects-of-postconditioning-with-fructose-on-arrhythmias-and-the-size-of-infarct-caused-by-global-ischemia-and-reperfusion-in-isolated-rat-heart
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Jila Haghi, Tahereh Eteraf-Oskouei, Moslem Najafi
Purpose: In the present study, postconditioning effect of fructose against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced arrhythmias and infarct size were investigated in isolated rat heart. Methods: The isolated hearts were divided into 7 groups, mounted on a Langendorff apparatus at constant pressure then subjected to 30 min zero flow global ischemia followed by 120 min reperfusion. In the control group, normal Krebs-Henseleit (K/H) solution was perfused into the hearts throughout the experiment. In two separate sets of experiments, the treatment groups received 12, 24 and 48 mM of fructose with/without normal glucose in K/H solution for 20 min at the beginning of reperfusion...
March 2018: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670333/upregulation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1-contributes-to-sevoflurane-preconditioning-mediated-cardioprotection
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Bin Qian, Yang Yang, Yusheng Yao, Yanling Liao, Ying Lin
Purpose: Sevoflurane preconditioning (SPC) can provide myocardial protective effects similar to ischemic preconditioning. However, the exact mechanism of SPC remains unclear. Previous studies indicate that vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR-1) is involved in ischemic preconditioning-mediated cardioprotection. This study was designed to determine the significance of VEGFR-1 signaling in SPC-mediated cardioprotection. Materials and methods: Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) rat model was established using the Langendorff isolated heart perfusion apparatus...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656359/myocardial-infarct-size-reduction-provided-by-local-and-remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-references-values-from-the-hatter-cardiovascular-institute
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Xavier Rossello, Zhenhe He, Derek M Yellon
PURPOSE: To accurately estimate the effect size of both local or classic ischaemic preconditioning (IPC) and remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) using a pooling data set of 91 animals. METHODS: We combined all the available mouse data collected from our Institute over the last 3 years regarding (i) local IPC (4 cycles of 5 min of global ischaemia/reperfusion injury, IRI, followed by 35-min ischaemia and 2-h reperfusion) in the Langendorff-isolated perfused mouse heart model and (ii) RIPC (3 cycles of 5 min of limb occlusion followed by 40-min ischaemia and 2-h reperfusion) in the in vivo mouse model...
April 14, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626474/canstatin-modulates-l-type-calcium-channel-activity-in-rat-ventricular-cardiomyocytes
#15
Keisuke Imoto, Masaki Hirakawa, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Excessive increase of cytosolic Ca2+ through the activation of L-type Ca2+ channels (LTCCs) via β adrenergic receptor induces apoptosis of cardiomyocytes. Canstatin, a cleaved fragment of collagen type IV α2 chain, is abundantly expressed in normal heart tissue. We previously reported that canstatin inhibits β adrenergic receptor-stimulated apoptosis in cardiomyoblasts. Here, we tested the hyposeis that canstatin regulates LTCCs activity in ventricular cardiomyocytes. Collagen type IV α2 chain (COL4A2) small interfering (si) RNA (for canstatin suppression) or control siRNA was injected via jugular vein in Wistar rats...
April 4, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620570/free-fatty-acid-receptor-g-protein-coupled-receptor-40-mediates-lipid-emulsion-induced-cardioprotection
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Soban Umar, Jingyuan Li, Kyle Hannabass, Mylene Vaillancourt, Christine M Cunningham, Shayan Moazeni, Aman Mahajan, Mansoureh Eghbali
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that intralipid (lipid emulsion) protects the heart against ischemia/reperfusion injury and bupivacaine-induced cardiotoxicity. However, the precise underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Here we explored the hypothesis that free fatty acid receptor-1 or G-protein-coupled receptor 40 is expressed in the heart and that cardioprotective effects of lipid emulsion are mediated through G-protein-coupled receptor 40 in two animal models of ischemia/reperfusion injury and bupivacaine-induced cardiotoxicity...
May 10, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615543/intermittent-hypoxia-induces-beneficial-cardiovascular-remodeling-in-left-ventricular-function-of-type-1-diabetic-rat
#17
Fırat Akat, Hakan Fıçıcılar, Ayşegül Durak, Erkan Tuncay, Ali Doğan Dursun, Ferda Topal Çelikkan, Bizden Sabuncuoğlu, Belma Turan, Metin Baştuğ
OBJECTIVE: Depressed mechanical activity is a marked complication in diabetics. Hypoxia has properties for novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, while intermittent hypoxia (IH) provides early functional and histologic remodeling, including some cardio benefits in early hemodynamic alterations with histologic remodeling and delayed changes in peripheral vasoreactivity. Therefore, we aimed to examine whether IH application presents a cardioprotective effect, via stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat heart...
April 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604187/investigating-the-possible-mechanisms-involved-in-adenosine-preconditioning-induced-cardioprotection-in-rats
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Lovedeep Singh, Jasleen Kaur Virdi, L N Maslov, Nirmal Singh, Amteshwar Singh Jaggi
BACKGROUND: Adenosine is a breakdown product of adenosine triphosphate and plays an important role in pharmacological preconditioning. The cardioprotective effects of adenosine preconditioning are well established. However, the possible mechanisms need to be explored. AIM: The present study was aimed to investigate the possible mechanisms involved in adenosine preconditioning-induced cardioprotection in rats. METHODS: Rat heart was isolated and perfused on Langendorff apparatus...
March 31, 2018: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582211/the-caspase-1-inhibitor-vx-765-protects-the-isolated-rat-heart-via-the-risk-pathway
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Helison Do Carmo, Sapna Arjun, Orlando Petrucci, Derek M Yellon, Sean M Davidson
PURPOSE: Protecting the heart from ischaemia-reperfusion (IR) injury is a major goal in patients presenting with an acute myocardial infarction. Pyroptosis is a novel form of cell death in which caspase 1 is activated and cleaves interleukin 1β. VX-785 is a highly selective, prodrug caspase 1 inhibitor that is also clinically available. It has been shown to be protective against acute IR in vivo rat model, and therefore might be a promising possibility for future cardioprotective therapy...
March 26, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581158/chymase-released-from-hypoxia-activated-cardiac-mast-cells-cleaves-human-apolipoproteina-i-at-tyr192-and-compromises-its-cardioprotective-activity
#20
Ilona Kareinen, Marc Baumann, Su Duy Nguyen, Katariina Maaninka, Andrey Anisimov, Minoru Tozuka, Matti Jauhiainen, Miriam Lee-Rueckert, Petri T Kovanen
Apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I), the main structural and functional protein of HDL particles, is cardioprotective, but also highly sensitive to proteolytic cleavage. Here we investigated the effect of cardiac mast cell activation and ensuing chymase secretion on apoA-I degradation using isolated rat hearts in the Langendorff perfusion system. Cardiac mast cells were activated by injection of compound 48/80 into the coronary circulation or by low-flow myocardial ischemia, after which lipid-free apoA-I was injected, and collected in the coronary effluent for cleavage analysis...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
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