Ella M. Poels

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Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor δ (PPARδ) is a critical regulator of energy metabolism in the heart. Here, we propose a mechanism that integrates two deleterious characteristics of heart failure, hypoxia and a metabolic shift toward glycolysis, involving the microRNA cluster miR-199a∼214 and PPARδ. We demonstrate that under hemodynamic stress,(More)
Heart failure (HF) is the end stage of several pathological cardiac conditions including myocardial infarction, cardiac hypertrophy and hypertension. Various molecular and cellular mechanisms are involved in the development of HF. At the molecular level, the onset of HF is associated with reprogramming of gene expression, including downregulation of the(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension and subsequent right ventricular (RV) failure are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Prognosis is determined by occurrence of RV failure. Currently, adequate treatment for RV failure is lacking. Further research into the molecular basis for the development of RV failure as well as the development of better murine(More)
Only in recent years has the right ventricle (RV) function become appreciated to be equally important to the left ventricle (LV) function to maintain cardiac output. Right ventricular failure is, irrespectively of the etiology, associated with impaired exercise tolerance and poor survival. Since the anatomy and physiology of the RV is distinctly different(More)
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