Brian F Renna

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BACKGROUND Cardiac responses to beta-adrenergic receptor stimulation are depressed with pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy. We investigated whether exercise training could modify beta-adrenergic receptor responsiveness in a model of spontaneous hypertension by modifying the beta-adrenergic receptor desensitizing kinase GRK2 and the abundance and(More)
Calcineurin, a Ca(2+)-regulated protein phosphatase, links myocardial Ca(2+) signaling with hypertrophic gene transcription. Calcineurin abundance increases in pressure-overload hypertrophy and may reduce agonist-mediated phospholamban (PLB) phosphorylation to underlie blunted beta-adrenergic receptor (beta-AR) responsiveness in hypertension. This(More)
PURPOSE We tested how hypertension-induced compensated hypertrophy, both alone and coupled with exercise training, affects left ventricular (LV) Ca(2+) responsiveness during acidosis. METHODS Four-month-old female, spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) (N = 23) were assigned to a sedentary (SHR-SED) or treadmill-trained (SHR-TRD) group (60% VO(2peak), 5(More)
We investigated how exercise training superimposed on chronic hypertension impacted left ventricular remodeling. Cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, apoptosis, and proliferation in hearts from female spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) were examined. Four-month-old SHR animals were placed into a sedentary group (SHR-SED; n = 18) or a treadmill running group(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine whether exercise training, superimposed on compensated-concentric hypertrophy, could increase myocardial hypoperfusion-reperfusion (H/R) tolerance. Female Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) (age: 4 mo; N = 40) were placed into a sedentary (SED) or exercise training (TRD) group(More)
Hypertension and exercise independently induce left ventricular (LV) remodeling and alter LV function. The purpose of this study was to determine systolic and diastolic LV pressure-volume relationships (LV-PV) in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) with and without LV hypertrophy, and to determine whether 6 mo of exercise training modified the LV-PV in(More)
The general purpose of this study was to test the effect of exercise training on the left ventricular (LV) pressure-volume relationship (LV/PV) and apoptotic signaling markers in normotensive and hypertensive hearts. Four-month-old female normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY; n = 37) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR; n = 38) were assigned to a(More)
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