Anikó Görbe

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OBJECTIVE We have previously shown that cholesterol diet-induced hyperlipidemia (marked hypertriglyceridemia and moderate hypercholesterolemia) increases cardiac formation of peroxynitrite and results in a moderate cardiac dysfunction in rats. Here our aim was to further clarify the mechanism of hyperlipidemia-induced nitrosative stress in a transgenic(More)
The level of sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA) mRNAs and proteins have been assessed by␣RT-PCR,␣immunoblotting and immunocytochemistry in the rat extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles during regeneration from notexin-induced necrosis. As a result of the necrosis, SERCA1 and SERCA2 declined on days 1 and 3 after␣administration of the(More)
Diet-induced hypercholesterolemia leads to oxidative/nitrative stress and subsequent myocardial dysfunction. However, the regulatory role of microRNAs in this phenomenon is unknown. We aimed to investigate, whether hypercholesterolemia-induced myocardial microRNA alterations play a role in the development of oxidative/nitrative stress and in subsequent(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sensory neuropathy develops in the presence of cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. diabetes, dyslipidemia), but its pathological consequences in the heart are unclear. We have previously shown that systemic sensory chemodenervation by capsaicin leads to impaired myocardial relaxation and diminished cardiac nitric oxide (NO) content.(More)
Embryonic stem cell (ESC)-derived cardiomyocytes are a promising cell source for the screening for potential cytoprotective molecules against ischemia/reperfusion injury, however, little is known on their behavior in hypoxia/reoxygenation conditions. Here we tested the cytoprotective effect of the NO-donor SNAP and its downstream cellular pathway. Mouse(More)
We have previously shown that the inhibition of myocardial nitric oxide (NO) and peroxynitrite-matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) signaling by early preconditioning (PC) is involved in its cardioprotective effect. Therefore, in the present study, we investigated the role of NO and peroxynitrite-MMP signaling in the development of late PC. PC was performed by(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hyperlipidaemia interferes with cardioprotective mechanisms, but the cause of this phenomenon is largely unknown, although hyperlipidaemia impairs the cardioprotective NO-cGMP system. However, it is not known if natriuretic peptide-cGMP-protein kinase G (PKG) signalling is affected by hyperlipidaemia. Therefore, we investigated the(More)
UNLABELLED Ischaemic heart disease, stroke and their pathological consequences are life-threatening conditions that account for about half of deaths in developed countries. Pathology of these diseases includes cell death due to ischaemia/reperfusion injury, vascular stenosis and cardiac remodelling. The growth factor midkine plays a pivotal role in these(More)
Biglycan, a proteoglycan component of extracellular matrix, has been suspected to contribute to the development of atherosclerosis, but overexpression of biglycan in transgenic mice has been shown to induce cardioprotective genes including nitric oxide (NO) synthases in the heart. Therefore, here we hypothesized if exogenous administration of biglycan(More)
Connexins are widely distributed proteins in the body that are crucially important for heart and brain functions. Six connexin subunits form a connexon or hemichannel in the plasma membrane. Interactions between two hemichannels in a head-to-head arrangement result in the formation of a gap junction channel. Gap junctions are necessary to coordinate cell(More)