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Yu-Ting Bai, Rong Chang, Hua Wang, Feng-Jun Xiao, Ri-Li Ge, Li-Sheng Wang
Ferroptosis is an iron- and oxidative-dependent form of regulated cell death and may play important roles in maintaining myocardium homeostasis and pathology of cardiovascular diseases. Currently, the regulatory roles of lipid signals in regulating cardiomyocytes ferroptosis has not been explored. In this study, we show that ENPP2, as a lipid kinase involved in lipid metabolism, protects against erastin-induced ferroptosis in cardiomyocytes. The classical ferroptosis inducer erastin remarkably inhibits the growth which could be rescued by the small molecule Fer-1 in H9c2 cells...
March 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Ting-Bo Chen, Yi-Han Zuo, Geng-Ting Dong, Liang Liu, Hua Zhou
BACKGROUND: Guanxin Kangtai preparation (GXKT), consisting of Panax ginseng, Panax notoginseng and Ilex pubescens, is a new proprietary Chinese medicines under development for treating coronary heart disease. Like other Chinese medicines, the components of GXKT were complex and the bioactive compounds remained unclear. PURPOSE: To discover bioactive compounds as quality markers (Q-markers) for better quality control of GXKT. STUDY DESIGN: Chinese medicines was separated into fractions...
March 6, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Shunying Hu, Pingjun Zhu, Hao Zhou, Ying Zhang, Yundai Chen
BACKGROUND: Melatonin is a neuroendocrine hormone synthesized primarily by the pineal gland that is indicated to effectively prevent myocardial reperfusion injury. It is unclear whether melatonin protects cardiac function from reperfusion injury by modulating intracellular calcium homeostasis. OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate that melatonin protect against myocardial reperfusion injury through modulating IP3R and SERCA2a to maintain calcium homeostasis via activation of ERK1 in cardiomyocytes...
January 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Chunyan Wang, Haobo Li, Sheng Wang, Xiaowen Mao, Dan Yan, Stanley S Wong, Zhengyuan Xia, Michael G Irwin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Protein kinase C(PKC)-ε activation is a mechanism of preconditioning cardioprotection but its role in repeated non-invasive limb ischemic preconditioning (rNLIP) mediated cardioprotection against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in diabetes is unknown. METHODS: Eight-week streptozotocin-induced diabetic and non-diabetic Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to I/R without or with rNLIP. In vitro, H9C2 cells were cultured with high glucose (HG) and subjected to hypoxia/re-oxygenation (H/R) without or with PKC-ε or STAT3 gene knock-down in the absence or presence of remote time hypoxia preconditioning (HPC)...
March 7, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Meiling Yan, Kankai Chen, Li He, Shuai Li, Dong Huang, Jingbo Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hyperuricemia is associated with an increased risk for multiple cardiovascular diseases, but the underlying mechanisms remain largely elusive. Calpain-1 is a protease that is implicated in several pathological conditions that affect the heart. The aim of this current study was to test the effects of uric acid (UA) on cardiomyocyte survival and cardiac function and to investigate the role of calpain-1 in the UA-induced effects in the heart and their underlying mechanisms...
March 7, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Qixiang Zhao, Zhiwei Liu, Bing Huang, Yanliang Yuan, Xiucheng Liu, Hu Zhang, Fan Qiu, Yiqian Zhang, Yufeng Li, Haoran Miao, Hongyan Dong, Zhongming Zhang
The prevention and management of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury is an essential part of coronary heart disease surgery and is becoming a major clinical problem in the treatment of ischemic heart disease. Previous studies by our group have demonstrated that pigment epithelium‑derived factor (PEDF) improves cardiac function in rats with acute myocardial infarction and reduces hypoxia‑induced cell injury. However, the protective function and mechanisms underlying the effect of PEDF in MI/R injury remain to be fully understood...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Jianjie Zheng, Jing Li, Bo Kou, Qiuyue Yi, Tao Shi
The aim of the present study was to determine the cardioprotective mechanisms by which micro (mi)RNA-30e protects the heart from myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury (MI/R) and to explore the signaling pathways that may confer protection for the heart and be potential therapeutic targets. It was demonstrated that miRNA‑30e expression was decreased in patients with MI/R. In H9C2 cells, silencing (si)miRNA‑30e significantly inhibited cellular apoptosis, the expression of apoptosis regulator BAX (Bax) and caspase‑3 activity...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Honghong Liu, Pingping Liu, Xingxing Shi, Deling Yin, Jing Zhao
Myocardial infarction (MI), characterized by ischemia-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis, is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. NR4A2, a member of the NR4A orphan nucleus receptor family, is upregulated in mouse hearts with MI injury. Furthermore, NR4A2 knockdown aggravates heart injury as evidenced by enlarged hearts and increased apoptosis. To elucidate the underlying mechanisms of NR4A2-regulated apoptosis, we used H9c2 cardiomyocytes deprived of serum and neonatal rat cardiomyocytes (NRCMs) exposed to hypoxia to mimic ischemic conditions in vivo...
December 2018: Cell Death Discovery
Xu Chen, Xuan Li, Wenyan Zhang, Jie He, Bo Xu, Bin Lei, Zhenhua Wang, Courtney Cates, Thomas Rousselle, Ji Li
BACKGROUND: AMP-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) is a stress-activated kinase that protects against cardiomyocyte injury during ischemia and reperfusion. c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), a mitogen activated protein kinase, is activated by ischemia and reperfusion. NF-κB is an important transcription factor involved in ischemia and reperfusion injury. METHODS AND RESULTS: The intrinsic activation of AMPK attenuates the inflammation which occurred during ischemia/reperfusion through the modulation of the JNK mediated NF-κB signaling pathway...
March 8, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Lisha Zhao, Xufeng Tao, Yan Qi, Lina Xu, Lianhong Yin, Jinyong Peng
Clinical application of doxorubicin (DOX) is limited because of its cardiotoxicity. Thus, exploration of effective lead compounds against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity is necessary. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects and possible mechanisms of dioscin against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. The in vitro model of DOX- treated H9C2 cells and the in vivo models of DOX-treated rats and mice were used in this study. The results showed that discoin markedly increased H9C2 cell viability, decreased the levels of CK, LDH, and improved histopathological and electrocardio- gram changes in rats and mice to protect DOX-induced cardiotoxicity...
March 6, 2018: Redox Biology
Ni Yang, Liuzhong Wu, Ying Zhao, Ning Zou, Chunfeng Liu
It is generally accepted that insulin exerts an antiapoptotic effect against ischemia/reperfusion through the activation of PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway. MicroRNAs involve in multiple cardiac pathophysiological processes, including ischemia/reperfusion-induced cardiac injury. However, the regulation of microRNAs in the cardioprotective effect of insulin is rarely discussed. In this study, using a cell model of ischemia through culturing H9C2 cardiac myocytes in serum-free medium with hypoxia, we demonstrated that pretreatment with insulin significantly inhibited cell apoptosis and downregulated microRNA-320 (miR-320) expression...
March 9, 2018: Cell Biochemistry and Function
Zhe Liu, Lifeng Xie, Tiequn Bian, Guoan Qi, Zhihong Wang
OBJECTIVE: Infective endocarditis is usually caused by Streptococcus sanguinis and characterized by inflammatory responses in the endocardium. This study aimed to investigate if the new compound (3R)-5,6,7-trihydroxy-3-isopropyl-3-methylisochroman-1-one (TIM) isolated from Alpinia katsumadai Hayata could provide protection against lipoteichoic acid (LTA)-induced cell damage in embryonic rat heart cells (H9c2). METHODS: LTA-induced cell damage was established in H9c2, and the protective effects of TIM against the cell damage were examined at different concentrations (0...
March 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Haifang Zhang, Hui Li, Ang Ge, Enyu Guo, Shuxia Liu, Lijuan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Myocarditis is an important cause for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in children and adults. The lncRNA taurine up-regulated gene 1 (TUG1) plays important roles in cell apoptosis and inflammation in tumor and liver injury. The present study aimed to investigate the role of TUG1 in LPS-injured H9c2 cells and explore the underlying molecular mechanism. METHODS: H9c2 cells were stimulated with LPS to induce inflammatory injury. The expression of TUG1 was altered by transient transfections...
March 5, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Xiaowei Niu, Jingjing Zhang, Chun Ling, Ming Bai, Yu Peng, Shaobo Sun, Yingdong Li, Zheng Zhang
Objectives Angelica sinensis exerts various pharmacological effects, such as antioxidant and anti-apoptotic activity. This study aimed to investigate the active ingredients in A. sinensis with antioxidant properties and whether A. sinensis polysaccharide (ASP) protects H9c2 cells against oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Methods The ingredients of A. sinensis and their targets and related pathways were determined using web-based databases. Markers of oxidative stress, cell viability, apoptosis, and ER stress-related signalling pathways were measured in H9c2 cells treated with hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) and ASP...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Zhao Fang, Wanjun Luo, Yanli Luo
Garcinia mangostana (a fruit) has been commonly used as a traditional drug in the treatment of various types of diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential protective effect of α‑mangostin (α‑MG), a primary constituent extracted from the hull of the G. mangostana fruit (mangosteen), against CoCl2‑induced apoptotic damage in H9C2 rat cardiomyoblasts. α‑MG was demonstrated to significantly improve the viability of the CoCl2‑treated cells by up to 79.6%, attenuating CoCl2‑induced damage...
March 6, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Bin Yang, Ping Yan, Guang-Zhao Yang, Hui-Li Cao, Fei Wang, Bao Li
Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) induces cardiac cell injury; however, the mechanism underlying cardiac damage remains unclear. A previous study demonstrated that triptolide (TP) exerts protective effects against I/R in cerebral cells. The present study aimed to evaluate the protective effects of TP on cardiac cells, and investigated the potential mechanisms involved in I/R‑induced damage. Rats and cardiac H9C2 cells undergoing I/R were pretreated with TP, and cell damage was assessed in vivo and in vitro...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
R Wang, J-Y Zhang, M Zhang, M-G Zhai, S-Y Di, Q-H Han, Y-P Jia, M Sun, H-L Liang
OBJECTIVE: Ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury remains an unresolved and complicated situation in clinical practice. In this study, H9c2 cardiomyocytes were subjected to curcumin (Cur) treatment in the absence or presence of the silent information regulator 3 (SIRT3) inhibitor 3-TYP and were then subjected to IR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: H9c2 cells and male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were cultured. MTT assay was performed to assess H9c2 cell viability. Cellular apoptosis was analyzed by TUNEL assay...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Hai-Jing Zhang, Rong-Chang Chen, Gui-Bo Sun, Long-Po Yang, Yin-di Zhu, Xu-Dong Xu, Xiao-Bo Sun
BACKGROUND: Clinopodium chinense (Benth.) O. Ktze is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, which comprises the plant's total flavonoids. TFCC plays an important role in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to study the protective effects and possible mechanism of TFCC against isoproterenol (ISO)-mediated myocardial injury in vivo and anoxia/reoxygenation (A/R)-induced H9c2 cell injury in vitro. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were intragastrically pretreated with TFCC for 15 days...
February 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Ngonidzashe B Madungwe, Yansheng Feng, Mihaela Lie, Nathalie Tombo, Li Liu, Ferdinand Kaya, Jean C Bopassa
Mitofilin is an inner membrane protein that has been defined as a mitochondria-shaping protein in controlling and maintaining mitochondrial cristae structure and remodeling. We determined the role of mitofilin in cell survival by investigating the mechanism underlying mitofilin knockdown-induced cell death by apoptosis. Cultured H9c2 myoblasts and HEK 293 cells were treated with mitofilin siRNA or scrambled siRNA for 24 hours. Cell death (apoptosis), caspase 3 activity, and cell cycle phases were assessed by flow cytometry, while cytochrome C release and intracellular ATP production were measured by ELISA...
February 28, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
Shengli Li, Jie Ren, Qianmei Sun
Cardiovascular disease is responsible for one of the highest rates of fatality worldwide. The present study investigated the presence and influence of microRNA (miRNA)-23a in the regulation of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). A total of 6 patients with AMI and 6 normal volunteers without myocardial disease were included, and blood samples were taken to analyze the expression of miRNA‑23a by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction. miRNA‑23a expression in patients with AMI was downregulated compared with the normal group...
February 27, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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