Adrian S Tchen

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The precise molecular basis for myocardial stunning remains unresolved, but protein damage within the myofibril is a likely mechanism. We used two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) and mass spectrometry (MS) to identify protein modifications in stunned myocardium. In isolated, perfused rabbit hearts, low-flow ischemia (1 ml/min) and reperfusion(More)
It has been hypothesised that activation of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) contributes to reversible myocardial dysfunction (stunning) following short-term ischaemia and reperfusion. Gelatin zymography was used to measure release of both pro-MMP-2 (72 kDa) and MMP-2 (62 kDa), into the coronary effluent from isolated, perfused rabbit hearts during 90 min(More)
A brief period of ischemia followed by timely reperfusion may lead to prolonged, yet reversible, contractile dysfunction (myocardial stunning). Damage to the myocardium occurs not only during ischemia, but also during reperfusion, where a massive release of oxygen-free radicals (OFR) occurs. We have previously utilized 2-DE and MS to define 57 protein spot(More)
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