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Puneet Kaur Randhawa, Amteshwar Singh Jaggi
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) treatment strategy is a breakthrough in the field of cardiovascular pharmacology as it has the potential to attenuate myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. However, the underlying intracellular pathways have not been widely explored. The present study intends to explore the possible role of TRPV1 channels in mediating remote hind limb preconditioning-induced cardioprotection. Remote hind limb preconditioning stimulus (4 cycles in succession) was delivered by tying the blood pressure cuff at the inguinal level of the rat...
October 17, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
Aude Belliard, Gaurav K Gulati, Qiming Duan, Rosana Alves, Shannon Brewer, Namrata Madan, Yoann Sottejeau, Xiaoliang Wang, Jennifer Kalisz, Sandrine V Pierre
Cardiac glycosides (CG) are traditionally known as positive cardiac inotropes that inhibit Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase-dependent ion transport. CG also trigger-specific signaling pathways through the cardiac Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase, with beneficial effects in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury (e.g., ouabain preconditioning, known as OPC) and hypertrophy. Our current understanding of hypersensitivity to CG and subsequent toxicity in the ischemic heart is mostly based on specific I/R-induced alterations of the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase enzymatic function and has remained incomplete...
October 2016: Physiological Reports
Justin Judd, Jonathan Lovas, Guo N Huang
Cultured cardiomyocytes can be used to study cardiomyocyte biology using techniques that are complementary to in vivo systems. For example, the purity and accessibility of in vitro culture enables fine control over biochemical analyses, live imaging, and electrophysiology. Long-term culture of cardiomyocytes offers access to additional experimental approaches that cannot be completed in short term cultures. For example, the in vitro investigation of dedifferentiation, cell cycle re-entry, and cell division has thus far largely been restricted to rat cardiomyocytes, which appear to be more robust in long-term culture...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Lei Yang, Yan Zhang, Mengmeng Zhu, Qiong Zhang, Xiaoling Wang, Yanjiao Wang, Jincai Zhang, Jing Li, Liang Yang, Jie Liu, Fei Liu, Yinan Yang, Licheng Kang, Yanna Shen, Zhi Qi
The objective was to examine the protective effect of resveratrol (RSV) on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury and whether the mechanism was related to vascular endothelial growth factor B (VEGF-B) signaling pathway. Rat hearts were isolated for Langendorff perfusion test and H9c2 cells were used for in vitro assessments. RSV treatment significantly improved left ventricular function, inhibited CK-MB release, and reduced infarct size in comparison with IR group ex vivo. RSV treatment markedly decreased cell death and apoptosis of H9c2 cells during IR...
September 22, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Farzaneh Faraji Shahrivar, Mohammad Badavi, Mahin Dianat, Ali Mard, Akram Ahangarpour, Alireza Samarbaf-Zadeh
The most important conditions associated with hypothyroidism is the cardiac dysfunction. Apelin is an endogenous ligand, involved in energy storage and metabolism which improves cardiac contractility. This study was done to evaluate the effects of apelin, l-Thyroxin (T4) or a combination of both, on cardiac function and mRNA expression of two contractile proteins, α and β myosin heavy chain (α-MHC and β-MHC), in 6-propyl-2-thiouracil (PTU)-induced hypothyroid rats. Forty male Wistar rats were randomly assigned into five groups: Ctrl (Control), and 4 hypothyroid groups (H, HA, HT, and HAT)...
September 20, 2016: Gene
Bochra Tourki, Philippe Matéo, Jessica Morand, Mohamed Elayeb, Diane Godin-Ribuot, Naziha Marrakchi, Elise Belaidi, Erij Messadi
Cardiac ischemia is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It is now well established that natriuretic peptides can attenuate the development of irreversible ischemic injury during myocardial infarction. Lebetin 2 (L2) is a new discovered peptide isolated from Macrovipera lebetina venom with structural similarity to B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP). Our objectives were to define the acute cardioprotective actions of L2 in isolated Langendorff-perfused rat hearts after regional or global ischemia-reperfusion (IR)...
2016: PloS One
Lara Testai, Alice Marino, Ilaria Piano, Vincenzo Brancaleone, Kengo Tomita, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Alma Martelli, Valentina Citi, Maria C Breschi, Roberto Levi, Claudia Gargini, Mariarosaria Bucci, Giuseppe Cirino, Carla Ghelardini, Vincenzo Calderone
The endogenous gasotransmitter hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is an important regulator of the cardiovascular system, particularly of myocardial function. Moreover, H2S exhibits cardioprotective activity against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) or hypoxic injury, and is considered an important mediator of "ischemic preconditioning", through activation of mitochondrial potassium channels, reduction of oxidative stress, activation of the endogenous "anti-oxidant machinery" and limitation of inflammatory responses. Accordingly, H2S-donors, i...
September 9, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Ernestina M De Francesco, Carmine Rocca, Francesco Scavello, Daniela Amelio, Teresa Pasqua, Damiano C Rigiracciolo, Andrea Scarpelli, Silvia Avino, Francesca Cirillo, Nicola Amodio, Maria C Cerra, Marcello Maggiolini, Tommaso Angelone
The use of Doxorubicin (Dox), a frontline drug for many cancers, is often complicated by dose-limiting cardiotoxicity in approximately 20% of patients. The G-protein estrogen receptor GPER/GPR30 mediates estrogen action as the cardioprotection under certain stressful conditions. For instance, GPER activation by the selective agonist G-1 reduced myocardial inflammation, improved immunosuppression, triggered pro-survival signaling cascades, improved myocardial mechanical performance and reduced infarct size after ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Sehwan Jang, Taber S Lewis, Corey Powers, Zaza Khuchua, Christopher P Baines, Peter Wipf, Sabzali Javadov
<b>Aims:</b> Mitochondrial supercomplexes (SCs) are the large supramolecular assembly of individual electron transport chain (ETC) complexes that apparently provide highly efficient ATP synthesis and reduce electron leakage and ROS production. Oxidative stress during cardiac ischemia-reperfusion (IR) can result in degradation of SCs through oxidation of cardiolipin. Also, IR induces calcium overload, and enhances reactive oxygen species (mitROS) in mitochondria that result in the opening of the non-selective permeability transition pores (PTP)...
September 7, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
Asger Andersen, Jonas Agerlund Povlsen, Jacob Johnsen, Nichlas Riise Jespersen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether modulation of the sGC-cGMP-PKG pathway protects against ischemia and reperfusion injury in the healthy and the failing right ventricle (RV). METHODS: Hearts from male Wistar rats with a healthy RV (n=39) or a hypertrophic and failing RV induced by pulmonary trunk banding (n=57) were isolated and perfused in a pressure-controlled modified Langendorff setup. The isolated hearts were randomized to control, ischemic preconditioning (IPC, 2×5min of global ischemia), a phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitor vardenafil (66nM) alone and in combination with a cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) blocker KT 5823 (1μM)...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Gina Sanchez, Daniela Berrios, Ivonne Olmedo, Javier Pezoa, Jaime A Riquelme, Luis Montecinos, Zully Pedrozo, Paulina Donoso
Inhibitors of the ubiquitin-proteasome system improve hemodynamic parameters and decrease the infarct size after ischemia reperfusion. The molecular basis of this protection is not fully understood since most available data report inhibition of the 26 proteasome after ischemia reperfusion. The decrease in cellular ATP levels during ischemia leads to the dissociation of the 26S proteasome into the 19S regulatory complex and the 20S catalytic core, which results in protein degradation independently of ubiquitination...
2016: PloS One
K Anttila, T Streng, J Pispa, M Vainio, M Nikinmaa
AIM: We studied if available oxygen without induced mechanical stretch regulates the release of the biologically active B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) from Langendorff heart. METHODS: Rat hearts were isolated and perfused with a physiological Krebs-Henseleit solution at a constant hydrostatic pressure in Langendorff setup. The basal O2 level of perfusate (24.4±0.04 mg L(-1) ) was gradually lowered to 3.0±0.01 mg L(-1) over 20 minutes using N2 gas (n=7). BNP and O2 level were measured from coronary flow...
August 6, 2016: Acta Physiologica
Yingna Qiu, Ning Cong, Meng Liang, Yongqiang Wang, Jianshe Wang
In this paper, we investigated the multi-target effect of myricetin as a therapeutic for cardiovascular disease, using an acute ischemia/reperfusion-induced myocardial injury model to gain insight into its mechanism of action. The compound-target interaction profiles of myricetin were determined using a combination of text mining, chemometric and chemogenomic methods. The effect of myricetin on cardiac function was investigated by carrying out experiments in rats subjected to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) using Langendorff retrograde perfusion technology...
August 2, 2016: Cardiovascular Toxicology
Jin-Yi Han, Yong-Jin Moon, Jong-Hyun Han, Jong-Hoon Kim, Jae-Hoon Woo, Hwan-Soo Yoo, Jin Tae Hong, Hee-Yul Ahn, Jong-Myeon Hong, Ki-Wan Oh
A human study of the effects on hemodynamics of caffeine and epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) was performed. Caffeine tablets (200 mg) were orally administered to healthy males aged between 25 and 35 years 30 min after oral administration of EGCG tablets (100 and 200 mg). The increase in BP induced by caffeine was inhibited when co-administrated with EGCG. We found that caffeine slightly decreased heart rate (HR) in the volunteers. Although EGCG enhanced HR reduction, the effect was not significant. In addition, caffeine increased blood catecholamine levels, but EGCG inhibited the increase in noradrenaline, adrenaline and dopamine levels induced by caffeine...
September 2016: Archives of Pharmacal Research
Ayako Ishikita, Tetsuya Matoba, Gentaro Ikeda, Jun-Ichiro Koga, Yajing Mao, Kaku Nakano, Osamu Takeuchi, Junichi Sadoshima, Kensuke Egashira
BACKGROUND: Mitochondria-mediated cell death plays a critical role in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. We hypothesized that nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery of mitochondrial division inhibitor 1 (Mdivi1) protects hearts from IR injury through inhibition of mitochondria outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP), which causes mitochondrial-mediated cell death. METHODS AND RESULTS: We formulated poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles containing Mdivi1 (Mdivi1-NP)...
2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Hilbert Grievink, Galina Zeltcer, Benjamin Drenger, Eduard Berenshtein, Mordechai Chevion
Preconditioning (PC) procedures (ischemic or pharmacological) are powerful procedures used for attaining protection against prolonged ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury, in a variety of organs, including the heart. The detailed molecular mechanisms underlying the protection by PC are however, complex and only partially understood. Recently, an 'iron-based mechanism' (IBM), that includes de novo ferritin synthesis and accumulation, was proposed to explain the specific steps in cardioprotection generated by IPC...
2016: PloS One
Massimiliano Mancini, Angela Scavone, Carmem Luiza Sartorio, Rocco Baccaro, Christina Kleinert, Angelina Pernazza, Veronica Buia, Martina Leopizzi, Giulia D'amati, Paolo G Camici
BACKGROUND: Symptoms and signs of myocardial ischemia in the absence of obstructive coronary disease are common in hypertensive patients. This can be explained by coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) due to adverse remodeling of coronary arterioles which have also been reported in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of Ramipril, Perindopril, Candesartan, Atenolol, Amlodipine, Indapamide and HMR1766 on coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR)...
July 21, 2016: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
Wendy T K Ip, Andrew McAlindon, Sarah E Miller, James R Bell, Claire L Curl, Catherine E Huggins, Kimberley M Mellor, Antonia J A Raaijmakers, Laura A Bienvenu, Peter L McLennan, Salvatore Pepe, Lea M D Delbridge
A definitive understanding of the role of dietary lipids in determining cardioprotection (or cardiodetriment) has been elusive. Randomized trial findings have been variable and sex specificity of dietary interventions has not been determined. In this investigation the sex-selective cardiac functional effects of three diets enriched by omega-3 or omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) or enriched to an equivalent extent in saturated fatty acid components were examined in rats after an 8-wk treatment period...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Romina Becerra, Bárbara Román, Mariano N Di Carlo, Juan Ignacio Mariangelo, Margarita Salas, Gina Sanchez, Paulina Donoso, Guillermo R Schinella, Leticia Vittone, Xander H Wehrens, Cecilia Mundiña-Weilenmann, Matilde Said
Previous results from our laboratory showed that phosphorylation of ryanodine receptor 2 (RyR2) by Ca(2+) calmodulin-dependent kinase II (CaMKII) was a critical but not the unique event responsible for the production of reperfusion-induced arrhythmogenesis, suggesting the existence of other mechanisms cooperating in an additive way to produce these rhythm alterations. Oxidative stress is a prominent feature of ischemia/reperfusion injury. Both CaMKII and RyR2 are proteins susceptible to alteration by redox modifications...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Nasibeh Yousefzadeh, Sajad Jeddi, Mohammad Reza Alipour
BACKGROUND: Thyroid hormone deficiency during fetal life could affect the cardiac function in later life. The mechanism underlying this action in fetal hypothyroidism (FH) in rats has not been elucidated thus far. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluation the effect of FH on cardiac function in male rats and to determine the contribution of α-myosin heavy chain (MHC) and β-MHC isoforms. METHODS: Six pregnant female rats were randomly divided into two groups: The hypothyroid group received water containing 6-propyl-2-thiouracil during gestation and the controls consumed tap water...
August 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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