Huanlei Huang

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Auto-antibodies against the beta(1)-adrenoceptors are present in 30-40% of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Recently, a synthetic peptide corresponding to a sequence of the second extracellular loop of the human beta(1)-adrenoceptor (beta(1)-EC(II)) has been shown to produce endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, myocyte apoptosis and cardiomyopathy in(More)
Rheumatic heart disease is the most severe complication of rheumatic fever. Till date, very few successful animal models of rheumatic valvular disease have been reported. This study aimed at developing a suitable animal model of chronic rheumatic valvulitis for further investigation and prevention of rheumatic heart disease. Lewis rats were immunized with(More)
INTRODUCTION Trimetazidine (TMZ) is an anti-anginal drug that has been widely used in Europe and Asia. The TMZ can optimize energy metabolism via inhibition of long-chain 3-ketoacyl CoA thiolase (3-KAT) in the heart, with subsequent decrease in fatty acid oxidation and stimulation of glucose oxidation. However, the mechanism by which TMZ aids in(More)
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) causes cell damage via oxidative stress. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is an antioxidant enzyme that can protect cardiomyocytes against oxidative stress. In this study, we investigated whether the heme precursor 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) with sodium ferrous citrate (SFC) could protect cardiomyocytes from H2O2-induced hypertrophy via(More)
BACKGROUND The structural alterations in atrial myocytes appear to be an adaptive response of dedifferentiation during chronic atrial fibrillation (AF). Transcriptional activator ELK-1, one of the members of ETS family, has been shown to play an important role in regulating cell differentiation, It is reasonable to presume that ELK-1 participate in the(More)
OBJECTIVES To report the safety and efficacy results of a 9- to 15-year follow-up investigation among patients who had received Carpentier-Edwards Perimount (CE-P) bovine pericardial bioprostheses (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) for valve replacement. METHODS This retrospective study investigated freedom from structural valve deterioration (SVD)(More)
To compare the effects on hemodynamics of univentricular support with that of biventricular support on experimental ischemic biventricular dysfunction so as to provide experimental basis for clinical usage of the Luo-Ye pump. Eight canines were placed with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD; left atrial-aorta bypass) and a right ventricular assist(More)
OBJECTIVES Surgical ablation is an option for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing concomitant cardiac surgery. This study aims to evaluate the outcome of surgical ablation during concomitant cardiac surgery and to identify the independent predictors for a primary end-point consisting of AF or atrial flutter (AFL) recurrence, death, permanent(More)
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