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In the present study, we investigated whether mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) overexpressing integrin-linked kinase (ILK) might regulate ventricular remodeling and cardiac function in a porcine myocardial infarction model. ILK-modified MSCs (ILK-MSCs) (n = 8), MSCs (n = 8) or placebo (n = 8) were injected into peri-infarct myocardium 7 days after ligation of(More)
Liver X receptors, LXRα (NR1H3) and LXRβ (NR1H2), are best known as nuclear oxysterol receptors and physiological master regulators of lipid and cholesterol metabolism. LXRα play a protective role in acute myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury, but its role in myocardial infarction (MI) is unknown. The present study was undertaken to determine the(More)
Left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony from right ventricular apical (RVA) pacing may lead to heart failure. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been observed in the failing heart; however, whether RVA pacing may alter the underlying mitochondrial dynamics at an early stage in patients with preserved ejection fraction is not well understood. RNA was isolated(More)
The farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is implicated in cholesterol and bile acid homeostasis; however, its role following myocardial infarction (MI) has yet to be elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of FXR knockout on left ventricular (LV) remodeling following MI. Coronary arteries of wild type (WT) and FXR‑/‑ mice were(More)
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