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Role of NOD1 in Heart Failure Progression via Regulation of Ca2+ Handling.
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is a complex syndrome associated with a maladaptive innate immune system response that leads to deleterious cardiac remodeling. However, the underlying mechanisms ofExpand
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Fibroblast growth factor-23 promotes rhythm alterations and contractile dysfunction in adult ventricular cardiomyocytes.
Background Cardiac dysfunction and arrhythmia are common and onerous cardiovascular events in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, especially those on dialysis. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-23Expand
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Intracellular calcium mishandling leads to cardiac dysfunction and ventricular arrhythmias in a mouse model of propionic acidemia.
Propionic acidemia (PA) is a rare metabolic disease associated with mutations in genes encoding the α and β subunits of the enzyme propionyl-CoA carboxylase. The accumulation of toxic metabolitesExpand
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NOD1 activation in cardiac fibroblasts induces myocardial fibrosis in a murine model of type 2 diabetes.
Cardiac fibrosis and chronic inflammation are common complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). Since nucleotide oligomerization-binding domain 1 (NOD1), an innate immune receptor, is involvedExpand
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Beneficial effects of leptin treatment in a setting of cardiac dysfunction induced by transverse aortic constriction in mouse
Leptin, is a 16 kDa pleiotropic peptide not only primarily secreted by adipocytes, but also produced by other tissues, including the heart. Controversy exists regarding the adverse and beneficialExpand
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Calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3) increases L-type calcium current via protein kinase A signaling and modulates calcium cycling and contractility in isolated mouse ventricular myocytes.
BACKGROUND Calcitriol, the bioactive metabolite of vitamin D, exerts its effects through interaction with the nuclear vitamin D receptor (VDR) to induce genomic responses. Calcitriol may also induceExpand
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Calcitriol (1, 25-Dihydroxy Vitamin D3) increases L-Type Calcium Current via PKA Signalling and Modulates Calcium Cycling and Contractility in Isolated Mouse Ventricular Myocytes
BACKGROUND: Calcitriol, the bioactive metabolite of vitamin D, exerts its effects through interaction with the nuclear vitamin D receptor (VDR) to induce genomic responses. Calcitriol may also induceExpand
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Innate Immune Receptors, Key Actors in Cardiovascular Diseases
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BML‐111 treatment prevents cardiac apoptosis and oxidative stress in a mouse model of autoimmune myocarditis
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the myocardium that can progress to a more severe phenotype of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Three main harmful factors determine this progression: inflammation,Expand
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Deficiency of NOD1 Improves the β-Adrenergic Modulation of Ca2+ Handling in a Mouse Model of Heart Failure
Heart failure (HF) is a complex syndrome characterized by cardiac dysfunction, Ca2+ mishandling, and chronic activation of the innate immune system. Reduced cardiac output in HF leads to compensatoryExpand
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