Anne Bittig

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Transverse aortic constriction (TAC) results in a transient increase of proinflammatory cytokines, which return to baseline levels within 3 d. In contrast to cytokine baseline levels, the myocardium remains capable to respond even stronger to a new stimulus. As the molecular mechanisms for this phenomenon are unknown, we tested whether TAC modulates the(More)
BACKGROUND Pressure overload induces the cardiac expression of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP). Plasma levels are elevated in patients with heart disease. It is unknown whether this represents an epiphenomenon or suggests involvement in hypertrophy. AIM To identify a potential role of PTHrP in pressure induced hypertrophy and heart failure. (More)
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