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Previous studies suggested that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-associated apoptosis plays an important role in the pathogenesis of ischemic heart disease. Gene transfer of sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) ATPase 2a (SERCA2a) attenuates myocardial apoptosis in a variety of heart failure models. This study is to investigate the effects of SERCA2a gene(More)
Apoptosis plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of chronic myocardial ischemia (CMI) and heart failure (HF). Endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) is one of the newly defined signaling pathways which initiate apoptosis. Previous studies have shown that ERS-associated apoptosis is involved in the pathogenesis of HF induced by pressure-overload and acute(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic myocardial ischaemia (CMI) has become an important cause of heart failure (HF). The aim of this study was to examine the effects of sarco-endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase (SERCA2a) gene transfer in large HF animal models induced by CMI. METHODS AND RESULTS HF was induced in mini pigs by proximal left anterior descending coronary(More)
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