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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160855/effects-of-red-palm-oil-on-myocardial-antioxidant-enzymes-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-heart-function-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Emma Katengua-Thamahane, Barbara Szeiffova Bacova, Iveta Bernatova, Matus Sykora, Vladimir Knezl, Jacques Van Rooyen, Narcis Tribulova
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of antioxidants rich red palm oil (RPO) supplementation on cardiac oxidative stress known as crucial factor deteriorating heart function in hypertension. 3-month-old, male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and normotensive Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY) were fed standard rat chow without or with RPO (0.2 mL/day/5 weeks). General characteristic of rats were registered. Left ventricular tissue (LV) was used to determine expression of superoxide dismutases (SOD1, SOD2) and glutathione peroxidases (Gpx) as well as activity of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159980/role-of-pi3k-in-myocardial-ischaemic-preconditioning-mapping-pro-survival-cascades-at-the-trigger-phase-and-at-reperfusion
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Xavier Rossello, Jaime A Riquelme, Sean M Davidson, Derek M Yellon
The Reperfusion Injury Salvage Kinase (RISK) pathway is considered the main pro-survival kinase cascade mediating the ischaemic preconditioning (IPC) cardioprotective effect. To assess the role of PI3K-Akt, its negative regulator PTEN and other pro-survival proteins such as ERK and STAT3 in the context of IPC, C57BL/6 mouse hearts were retrogradely perfused in a Langendorff system and subjected to 4 cycles of 5 min. ischaemia and 5 min. reperfusion prior to 35 min. of global ischaemia and 120 min. of reperfusion...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156723/effects-of-pharmacological-gap-junction-and-sodium-channel-blockade-on-s1s2-restitution-properties-in-langendorff-perfused-mouse-hearts
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Gary Tse, Tong Liu, Guangping Li, Wendy Keung, Jie Ming Yeo, Yin Wah Fiona Chan, Bryan P Yan, Yat Sun Chan, Sunny Hei Wong, Ronald A Li, Jichao Zhao, William K K Wu, Wing Tak Wong
Gap junctions and sodium channels are the major molecular determinants of normal and abnormal electrical conduction through the myocardium, however, their exact contributions to arrhythmogenesis are unclear. We examined conduction and recovery properties of regular (S1) and extrasystolic (S2) action potentials (APs), S1S2 restitution and ventricular arrhythmogenicity using the gap junction and sodium channel inhibitor heptanol (2 mM) in Langendorff-perfused mouse hearts (n=10). Monophasic action potential recordings obtained during S1S2 pacing showed that heptanol increased the proportion of hearts showing inducible ventricular tachycardia (0/10 vs...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155786/isolation-and-cultivation-of-adult-rat-cardiomyocytes
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Franziska Nippert, Rolf Schreckenberg, Klaus-Dieter Schlüter
In an intact heart, adjacent cells influence adult cardiomyocytes. With the method of isolation and cultivation of adult cardiomyocytes, a precise investigation of the behavior of these cells under specific treatments and environments is possible. This manuscript presents a protocol for successful isolation and cultivation of adult rat ventricular cardiomyocytes (ARVC). The rat is sacrificed by cervical dislocation under deep anesthesia. Then, the heart is extracted and the aorta is uncovered. Subsequently, perfusion on the Langendorff perfusion system with calcium depletion and collagenase treatment is performed...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151278/tetrahydrobiopterin-bh4-targeting-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-as-a-potential-therapy-for-pulmonary-hypertension
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Bahaa N Francis, Maram Salameh, Rola Khamisy-Farah, Raymond Farah
PURPOSE: Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is complex disease which is associated with endothelial and cardiac dysfunction. Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4 ) regulates endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) to produce nitric oxide rather than superoxide which maintains normal endothelial and cardiac function. This study explores the therapeutic potential of BH4 in experimental PH. METHODS: Monocrotaline-induced PH in rats and Hph-1 deficiency in mice were used for animal experiments...
November 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151120/biomechanical-stress-in-myocardial-infarctions-can-endothelin-1-and-growth-differentiation-factor-15-serve-as-immunohistochemical-markers
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M Falk, R Huhn, F Behmenburg, St Ritz-Timme, F Mayer
Myocardial infarctions go along with biomechanical stress, i.e. stretching of muscle fibres, and the expression of certain marker molecules. We tested if two of those markers, endothelin-1 (ET-1) and growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15), can be used as immunohistochemical markers for myocardial ischaemia/infarctions. The study included experiments with an animal model, the isolated perfused Langendorff heart, as well as the investigation of human tissue samples drawn during autopsies. The overall picture of our results showed that GDF-15 is very sensitive and expressed very fast, not only as a consequence of ischaemia/infarctions, but also under other circumstances...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147482/combined-postconditioning-with-ischemia-and-cyclosporine-a-restore-oxidative-stress-and-histopathological-changes-in-reperfusion-injury-of-diabetic-myocardium
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Reza Badalzadeh, Seyed Mahmoud Tabatabaei, Mustafa Mohammadi, Arash Khaki, Dariush Mohammadnezhad
Objectives: Chronic diabetes impedes cardioprotection in reperfusion injury and hence protecting the diabetic heart would have important outcomes. In this study, we evaluated whether combined postconditioning with ischemia and cyclosporine-A can restore oxidative stress and histopathological changes in reperfusion injury of the diabetic myocardium. Materials and Methods: Streptozocin-induced diabetic hearts and nondiabetic controls in eight subgroups (with or without receiving ischemic-postconditioning (IPostC), cyclosporine-A, an inhibitor of mitochondrial permeability transition, or both of them) suffered from 30 min regional ischemia followed by 45 min reperfusion on an isolated-heart Langendorff system...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130663/-capsaicin-alleviate-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-attenuating-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress
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Juan-Xia Zhu, Ling-Heng Kong, Chao-Feng Zhang, Na Sun, Jin-Rui Chang, Yan Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of capsaicin (CAP) in myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury and its underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Twentyfour adult male SD rats were randomized into 4 groups,namely the control group,ischemia reperfusion group,ischemia reperfusion with CAP group,and ischemia reperfusion with CAPZ and CAP group. Isolated rat hearts underwent Langendorff perfusion. Left ventricular enddiastolic pressure (LVEDP) andleft ventricular developed pressure (LVDP) was calculated to evaluate myocardial performance at 30 min of reperfusion...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123207/atropine-augments-cardiac-contractility-by-inhibiting-camp-specific-phosphodiesterase-type-4
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Ruwan K Perera, Thomas H Fischer, Michael Wagner, Matthias Dewenter, Christiane Vettel, Nadja I Bork, Lars S Maier, Marco Conti, Juergen Wess, Ali El-Armouche, Gerd Hasenfuß, Viacheslav O Nikolaev
Atropine is a clinically relevant anticholinergic drug, which blocks inhibitory effects of the parasympathetic neurotransmitter acetylcholine on heart rate leading to tachycardia. However, many cardiac effects of atropine cannot be adequately explained solely by its antagonism at muscarinic receptors. In isolated mouse ventricular cardiomyocytes expressing a Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET)-based cAMP biosensor, we confirmed that atropine inhibited acetylcholine-induced decreases in cAMP. Unexpectedly, even in the absence of acetylcholine, after G-protein inactivation with pertussis toxin or in myocytes from M2- or M1/3-muscarinic receptor knockout mice, atropine increased cAMP levels that were pre-elevated with the β-adrenergic agonist isoproterenol...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121919/effects-of-hypoglycemia-on-myocardial-susceptibility-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-preconditioning-in-hearts-from-rats-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes
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Kim B Pælestik, Nichlas R Jespersen, Rebekka V Jensen, Jacob Johnsen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Steen B Kristiansen
BACKGROUND: Hypoglycemia is associated with increased mortality rate in patients with diabetes. The underlying mechanisms may involve reduced myocardial tolerance to ischemia and reperfusion (IR) or reduced capacity for ischemic preconditioning (IPC). As IPC is associated with increased myocardial glucose uptake (MGU) during reperfusion, cardioprotection is linked to glucose metabolism possibly by O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc). We aimed to investigate the impact of hypoglycemia in hearts from animals with diabetes on myocardial IR tolerance, on the efficacy of IPC and whether modulations of MGU and O-GlcNAc levels are involved in the underlying mechanisms...
November 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107324/daytime-variation-of-perioperative-myocardial-injury-in-cardiac-surgery-and-its-prevention-by-rev-erb%C3%AE-antagonism-a-single-centre-propensity-matched-cohort-study-and-a-randomised-study
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David Montaigne, Xavier Marechal, Thomas Modine, Augustin Coisne, Stéphanie Mouton, Georges Fayad, Sandro Ninni, Cédric Klein, Staniel Ortmans, Claire Seunes, Charlotte Potelle, Alexandre Berthier, Celine Gheeraert, Catherine Piveteau, Rebecca Deprez, Jérome Eeckhoute, Hélène Duez, Dominique Lacroix, Benoit Deprez, Bruno Jegou, Mohamed Koussa, Jean-Louis Edme, Philippe Lefebvre, Bart Staels
BACKGROUND: On-pump cardiac surgery provokes a predictable perioperative myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury which is associated with poor clinical outcomes. We determined the occurrence of time-of-the-day variation in perioperative myocardial injury in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement and its molecular mechanisms. METHODS: We studied the incidence of major adverse cardiac events in a prospective observational single-centre cohort study of patients with severe aortic stenosis and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (>50%) who were referred to our cardiovascular surgery department at Lille University Hospital (Lille, France) for aortic valve replacement and underwent surgery in the morning or afternoon...
October 26, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104543/simultaneous-quantification-of-spatially-discordant-alternans-in-voltage-and-intracellular-calcium-in-langendorff-perfused-rabbit-hearts-and-inconsistencies-with-models-of-cardiac-action-potentials-and-ca-transients
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Ilija Uzelac, Yanyan C Ji, Daniel Hornung, Johannes Schröder-Scheteling, Stefan Luther, Richard A Gray, Elizabeth M Cherry, Flavio H Fenton
Rationale: Discordant alternans, a phenomenon in which the action potential duration (APDs) and/or intracellular calcium transient durations (CaDs) in different spatial regions of cardiac tissue are out of phase, present a dynamical instability for complex spatial dispersion that can be associated with long-QT syndrome (LQTS) and the initiation of reentrant arrhythmias. Because the use of numerical simulations to investigate arrhythmic effects, such as acquired LQTS by drugs is beginning to be studied by the FDA, it is crucial to validate mathematical models that may be used during this process...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104471/neonatal-lipopolysaccharide-exposure-gender-dependently-increases-heart-susceptibility-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-male-rats
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Peng Zhang, Juanxiu Lv, Yong Li, Lubo Zhang, Daliao Xiao
Background: Adverse stress exposure during the early neonatal period has been shown to cause aberrant development, resulting in an increased risk of adult disease. We tested the hypothesis that neonatal exposure to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) does not alter heart function at rest condition but causes heart dysfunction under stress stimulation later in life. Methods: Saline control or LPS were administered to neonatal rats via intraperitoneal injection. Experiments were conducted in 6 week-old male and female rats...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096743/cardioprotective-effect-of-pycnogenol-in-ischemic-reperfusion-injury-iri-in-rats
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P Xiao, K Zhang, Z Tao, N Liu, B Ge
Oxidative stress plays a critical task in the biochemical and pathological alteration linked with myocardial ischemic-reperfusion injury (IRI). This warrants identifying agents with a potential for preventing such damage in an effective way. A novel plant based product, Pycnogenol, obtained from the French maritime pine (Pinus pinaster ssp. atlantica) bark extract was known for its tremendous antioxidant potential (both in vivo, in vitro). It was able to attenuate the symptoms of immune dysfunction through restoring a cellular antioxidant status in low micronutrient-induced immune deficient mice...
October 26, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095792/important-role-of-endothelial-caveolin-1-in-the-protective-role-of-edh-against-no-mediated-nitrative-stress-in-microcirculation-in-mice
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Hiroki Saito, Shigeo Godo, Saori Sato, Akiyo Ito, Yosuke Ikumi, Shuhei Tanaka, Tomoaki Ida, Shigemoto Fujii, Takaaki Akaike, Hiroaki Shimokawa
AIMS: Nitric oxide (NO) and endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization (EDH) play important roles in maintaining cardiovascular homeostasis. We have previously demonstrated that endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) plays diverse roles depending on vessel size, as a NO generating system in conduit arteries and an EDH-mediated system in resistance arteries, for which caveolin-1(Cav-1) is involved. However, the physiological role of endothelial Cav-1 in microvessels remains to be elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We newly generated endothelium-specific Cav-1-knockout (eCav-1-KO) mice...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073179/restitution-characteristics-of-his-bundle-and-working-myocardium-in-isolated-rabbit-hearts
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Shangwei Huang, Liqun Wu, Jian Huang, Nuttanont Panitchob, Nan Hu, Ravi Ranjan, Derek J Dosdall
The Purkinje system (PS) and the His bundle have been recently implicated as an important driver of the rapid activation rate after 1-2 minutes of ventricular fibrillation (VF). It is unknown whether activations during VF propagate through the His-Purkinje system to other portions of the the working myocardium (WM). Little is known about restitution characteristic differences between the His bundle and working myocardium at short cycle lengths. In this study, rabbit hearts (n = 9) were isolated, Langendorff-perfused, and electromechanically uncoupled with blebbistatin (10 μM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072259/barbaloin-inhibits-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-rabbits-by-modulating-voltage-gated-ion-channels
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Zhen-Zhen Cao, You-Jia Tian, Jie Hao, Pei-Hua Zhang, Zhi-Pei Liu, Wan-Zhen Jiang, Meng-Liu Zeng, Pei-Pei Zhang, Ji-Hua Ma
Barbaloin (10-β-D-glucopyranosyl-1,8-dihydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)-9(10H)-anthracenone) is extracted from the aloe plant and has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antibacterial, and other biological activities. Here, we investigated the effects of barbaloin on cardiac electrophysiology, which has not been reported thus far. Cardiac action potentials (APs) and ionic currents were recorded in isolated rabbit ventricular myocytes using whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Additionally, the antiarrhythmic effect of barbaloin was examined in Langendorff-perfused rabbit hearts...
October 26, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072257/therapeutic-effects-of-a-taurine-magnesium-coordination-compound-on-experimental-models-of-type-2-short-qt-syndrome
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Meng-Yao An, Kai Sun, Yan Li, Ying-Ying Pan, Yong-Qiang Yin, Yi Kang, Tao Sun, Hong Wu, Wei-Zhen Gao, Jian-Shi Lou
Short QT syndrome (SQTS) is a genetic arrhythmogenic disease that can cause malignant arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. The current therapies for SQTS have application restrictions. We previously found that Mg· (NH2CH2CH2SO3)2· H2O, a taurine-magnesium coordination compound (TMCC) exerted anti-arrhythmic effects with low toxicity. In this study we established 3 different models to assess the potential anti-arrhythmic effects of TMCC on type 2 short QT syndrome (SQT2). In Langendorff guinea pig-perfused hearts, perfusion of pinacidil (20 μmol/L) significantly shortened the QT interval and QTpeak and increased rTp-Te (P<0...
October 26, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064846/pre-and-post-conditioning-by-cardiac-glycosides-in-the-mouse-heart
#19
Qiming Duan, Yunhui Xu, Pauline Marck, Jennifer Kalisz, Eric E Morgan, Sandrine V Pierre
Ouabain preconditioning (OPC) initiated by low concentrations of the cardiac glycoside (CG) ouabain binding to Na/K-ATPase is relayed by a unique intracellular signaling and protects cardiac myocytes against ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. To explore more clinically applicable protocols based on CG properties, we tested whether the FDA-approved CG digoxin could trigger cardioprotective effects comparable to those of ouabain using PC and PostC protocols in the Langendorff-perfused mouse heart subjected to global ischemia and reperfusion...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061061/metabolic-disturbances-induce-malignant-heart-arrhythmias-in-rats
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B Liptak, V Knezl, Z Gasparova
OBJECTIVES: Metabolic disturbances are considered to condition the occurrence of malignant heart arrhythmias and negatively influence the chances of a patient to survive. To test this assumption, a model of metabolic syndrome was selected in which rats were receiving a diet resembling that of the westernized population. BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome is a comorbidity of major cardiovascular risk factors (dyslipidemia, hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance or insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, and obesity), all facilitating cardiovascular complications leading to morbidity and mortality of patients...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
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