Juliana Catalina Fantinelli

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BACKGROUND The mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) plays an important role in ischemia-reperfusion in normotensive animals. Our study aims to define their participation in the ischemic preconditioning (IP) in hypertrophied hearts and to assess the role played by NO and mitochondrial ATP-dependent K channels (mitoKATP). MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
Brief episodes of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion applied early in reperfusion may attenuate the reperfusion injury, strategy called ischemic postconditioning (IPO). Our objective was to examine the effects of IPO compared with ischemic preconditioning (IP) on postischemic myocardial dysfunction in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Isolated hearts from(More)
The aim of this work was to assess the possible correlation between oxidative damage and the development of cardiac hypertrophy in heart tissue from young (40-d-old) and older (4-, 11- and 19-month-old) spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) in comparison with age-matched Wistar (W) rats. To this end, levels of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances(More)
AIM To examine the effects of an Ilex paraguariensis (Ip) extract on postischemic alterations derived from 20 min of global ischemia and 30 min of reperfusion. METHODS Isolated rat hearts were treated 10 min before ischemia and the first 10 min of reperfusion with Ip 30 microg/ml. In other hearts, chelerythrine (1 microM), a protein kinase C blocker, or(More)
We have recently demonstrated the cardioprotective effects of a non-alcoholic extract of Argentinian red wine (RWE) on ischemia-reperfusion injury. The aim of the present study was to assess the relative contribution of four phenolic fractions separated from RWE by liquid/liquid extraction with solvents of decreasing hydrophobicity, to the myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND Although the participation of the electrogenic sodium/bicarbonate cotransporter (NBCe1) in the recovery from an intracellular acid load is recognized, its role in ischemia-reperfusion is still unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS Our objective was to assess the role of NBCe1 in reperfusion injury. We use selective functional antibodies against(More)
BACKGROUND A burst of reactive oxygen species and activation of Na+/H+ exchanger take place at the beginning of reperfusion. The aim of this study was to assess the possible interrelation of the inhibition of Na+/H+ exchanger and reactive oxygen species about the determination of myocardial infarct size. METHODS Isolated rat hearts were submitted to 40(More)
1. We reported recently the cardioprotection conferred by a non-alcoholic extract of Cabernet-Sauvignon red wine (RWE) against alterations derived from ischaemia and reperfusion in normotensive rats. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of RWE on ischaemia/reperfusion injury in hearts isolated from spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). 2.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Flow restoration to ischemic myocardium reduces infarct size (IS), but it also promotes reperfusion injury. A burst of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and/or NHE-1 reactivation were proposed to explain this injury. Our study was aimed to shed light on this unresolved issue. METHODS Regional infarction (40 min-ischemia/2 hs-reperfusion) was(More)
The beneficial effects of N-(2-mercaptopropionyl)-glycine (MPG) against ischemia-reperfusion injury in normotensive animals have been previously studied. Our objective was to test the action of MPG during ischemia and reperfusion in hearts from spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Isolated hearts from SHR and age-matched normotensive rats Wistar Kyoto(More)