Claes C. Strøm

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While cardiac hypertrophy elicited by pathological stimuli eventually leads to cardiac dysfunction, exercise-induced hypertrophy does not. This suggests that a beneficial hypertrophic phenotype exists. In search of an underlying molecular substrate we used microarray technology to identify cardiac gene expression in response to exercise. Rats exercised for(More)
OBJECTIVE The multifunctional Ca2+-binding protein S100A4 (also known as Mts1 and Fsp1) is involved in fibrosis and tissue remodeling in several diseases including cancer, kidney fibrosis, central nervous system injury, and pulmonary vascular disease. We previously reported that S100A4 mRNA expression was increased in hypertrophic rat hearts and that it has(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiac hypertrophy is induced by a number of stimuli and can lead to cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Present knowledge suggests that cell-cycle regulatory proteins take part in hypertrophy. We have investigated if the D-type cyclins are involved in cardiac hypertrophy. METHODS The expression and activity of the D-type cyclins and associated(More)
Although the molecular signals underlying cardiac hypertrophy have been the subject of intense investigation, the extent of common and distinct gene regulation between different forms of cardiac hypertrophy remains unclear. We hypothesized that a general and comparative analysis of hypertrophic gene expression, using microarray technology in multiple models(More)
The threshold pressure for lung edema formation is increased in severe chronic heart failure (CHF) due to reduced microvascular permeability. The water channel aquaporin-1 (AQP1) is present in the pulmonary microvascular endothelium, and a number of studies suggest the importance of AQP1 as a molecular determinant of pulmonary microvascular water transport.(More)
Cardiac hypertrophy is induced by a number of stimuli and can lead to cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Cardiomyocyte hypertrophy is characterized by increased cell size and altered gene expression. By differential-display polymerase chain reaction and Western blotting we found that the transcriptional coactivator MBF1 was upregulated during hypertrophy in(More)
Objective: Cardiac hypertrophy is induced by a number of stimuli and can lead to cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Present knowledge suggests that cell-cycle regulatory proteins take part in hypertrophy. We have investigated if the D-type cyclins are involved in cardiac hypertrophy. Methods: The expression and activity of the D-type cyclins and associated(More)
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