Jinlei Guo

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Cryptotanshinone (CTS), a bioactive constituent extracted from a Chinese traditional herb Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza), demonstrates multiple protective effects against cardiovascular diseases. The present study was designed to explore the effects of CTS in vitro by cultured adult rat cardiac fibroblasts stimulated with angiotensin II (Ang II) and in vivo(More)
Nifedipine, a classic L-type dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker (CCB), has been reported to possess multiple cardioprotective properties. However, little is known about the effects of nifedipine on cardiac fibrosis induced by angiotensinII (AngII) and the detailed molecular mechanisms. In this study, we found that nifedipine attenuated AngII-induced(More)
Cardiac fibrosis is involved in a lot of cardiovascular pathological processes. Cardiac fibrosis can block conduction, cause hypoxia, strengthen myocardial stiffness, create electrical heterogeneity, and hamper systolic ejection, which is associated with the development of arrhythmia, heart failure and sudden cardiac death. Besides the initial stimulating(More)
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