GERALD T. ELLIOTT

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Preconditioning with monophosphoryl lipid A (MLA) protects rabbit hearts from prolonged ischemic reperfusion injury by a mechanism involving inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) activation. This study was undertaken to determine whether MLA also could precondition rat hearts in a similar manner. Rats were injected with two different doses of MLA (300(More)
Using the concept that exposing a cell to an adverse environment (stress) results in the stimulation of its endogenous defense system, hearts have been adapted to ischemia by exposing them to diverse stresses. Recently, 24-h pretreatment of monophosphoryl lipid A (MLA), a chemically modified derivative of endotoxin, was found to render the hearts more(More)
The cardioprotective effect of myocardial preconditioning (PC) to reduce infarct size has been shown to last approximately 90 min (early PC), and then a second window of protection (SWOP or late PC) appears 24 h later. Although much work has been done to characterize early PC, little has been done to investigate potential mediators of SWOP. To that end, we(More)
Both ischemic preconditioning and pretreatment with the endotoxin derivative monophosphoryl lipid A (MLA) protect the heart against infarction, yet the cellular mechanisms responsible for the cardioprotection achieved with either intervention are unknown. Using pentobarbital-anesthetized dogs, we tested the hypothesis that increased activity of(More)
Pretreatment with monophosphoryl lipid A (MLA) can pharmacologically mimic the second window of ischemic preconditioning (SWOP) to protect the heart from prolonged ischemia and reperfusion injury. Based on the delayed time course for development of MLA associated cardioprotection, this study was designed to test if MLA's cardioprotective effect is mediated(More)
We studied whether monophosphoryl lipid A (MLA), an endotoxin derivative, protected the heart from planned ischemia in hypercholesterolemic conscious rabbits. Normal and hypercholesterolemic (8-week exposure to 1.5% cholesterol-enriched diet) conscious rabbits with right ventricular electrode and left ventricular polyethylene catheters were subjected to(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of a new endotoxin analogue, monophosphoryl lipid A (MLA) in a rabbit model of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion and to show if this protection was mediated via synthesis of 70 kDa heat shock protein (HSP 70). Three groups of New Zealand White rabbits underwent 30 min coronary occlusion, followed(More)
OBJECTIVES Monophosphoryl lipid A (MLA), a detoxified derivative of the lipid A portion of the endotoxin molecule, given as a pretreatment 24 h prior to cardiac ischemia/reperfusion reduces myocardial stunning and infarction in dogs. This study was undertaken to evaluate the ability of MLA pretreatment to reduce infarct size in a rabbit model of in situ(More)
We sought to determine the role of opening of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-sensitive potassium channel (K(ATP) channel) in monophosphoryl lipid A (MLA)-induced myocardial protection after ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) in rabbit. We used 5-hydroxydecanoate (5-HD), an ischemia-selective inhibitor of K(ATP) channel, to block MLA-stimulated cardiac protection.(More)
We examined the in vitro preconditioning effect of non-toxic derivative of endotoxin, monophosphoryl lipid A (MLA) in adult rat cardiac myocytes. Cultured 5-7-day-old myocytes were preconditioned for 4 h by treatment with 200 ng/ml MLA. Twenty h later, cells were subjected to simulated ischemia by incubation in 0.75 mm sodium hydrosulfite, 12 mM KCl, 20 mM(More)