Can J. Kiessling

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Cholesterol-rich caveolar microdomains and associated caveolins influence sarcolemmal ion channel and receptor function and protective stress signaling. However, the importance of membrane cholesterol content to cardiovascular function and myocardial responses to ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) and cardioprotective stimuli are unclear. We assessed the effects of(More)
Mildly elevated circulating unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) is associated with protection against hypertension and ischemic heart disease. We assessed whether endogenously elevated bilirubin in Gunn rats modifies cardiovascular function and resistance to ischemic insult. Hearts were assessed ex vivo (Langendorff perfusion) and in vivo (Millar catheterization(More)
BACKGROUND Opioidergic SLP (sustained ligand-activated preconditioning) induced by 3-5 days of opioid receptor (OR) agonism induces persistent protection against ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury in young and aged hearts, and is mechanistically distinct from conventional preconditioning responses. We thus applied unbiased gene-array interrogation to(More)
Bhavisha Bakrania, Eugene F. Du Toit, Kevin J. Ashton, Can J. Kiessling, Karl-Heinz Wagner, John P. Headrick, and Andrew C. Bulmer Heart Foundation Research Centre, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; and Department of(More)
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