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This study was undertaken to evaluate the involvement of delta- and kappa-opioid receptors in both ischemia- and reperfusion-induced arrhythmias, and to elucidate some of the plausible mechanisms conferring antidysrhythmic effects on opioid delta- and kappa-receptor agonists and antagonists. Different models of arrhythmia (calcium chloride [CaCl(2)]-,(More)
It has been demonstrated that brief periods of coronary artery occlusion before a prolonged period of sustained occlusion paradoxically protect the myocardium against infarction. The mechanisms involved in this phenomenon, termed "ischaemic preconditioning" (IPC) are still not clear, although it has been established that opioid receptors are involved. The(More)
There is controversy in the literature regarding the involvement of opioid delta (DOP, OP1)- and kappa (KOP,OP2)-receptors in ischemic preconditioning (IPC). Previous studies on this subject in our laboratories and elsewhere have been performed on either isolated heart muscles of experimental animals, or in open-heart surgery rats. To highlight this(More)
For the first time the involvement of C-Reactive protein (CRP) in early (acute) and delayed ischemic (IPC) and pharmacological (chemical) preconditioning (CPC) in an in vivo model of rat myocardial infarction was presented. Acute IPC was produced by three 5 minute occlusion (ischemia) periods interspersed with 5 minute reperfusion, followed by 30 minute(More)
UNLABELLED The involvement of C-reactive protein (CRP) in early (acute) and delayed ischaemic (IPC) and pharmacological (chemical) (CPC) preconditioning in an in vivo model of rat myocardial infarction is presented. Acute IPC was produced by three 5-min occlusion (ischaemia) periods interspersed with 5 min reperfusion, followed by 30-min occlusion of the(More)
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