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Volatile anesthetics induce myocardial preconditioning and can also protect the heart when given at the onset of reperfusion-a practice recently termed "postconditioning." We investigated the role of(More)
BACKGROUND Activation of protein kinase C epsilon (PKC-epsilon) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) are important for cardioprotection by preconditioning. The present study(More)