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AIMS The incidence and mortality of myocardial infarction (MI) in diabetic patients are higher than in non-diabetic patients; however, the mechanisms by which diabetes results in cardiac dysfunction are poorly understood. The present study tested the hypothesis that an impaired sonic hedgehog (Shh) pathway contributes to cardiac dysfunction in type 1(More)
The Sonic hedgehog (Shh) pathway is downregulated in type 1 diabetes, and it has been reported that augmentation of this pathway may alleviate diabetic complications. However, the cellular mechanisms underlying these protective effects are poorly understood. Recent studies indicate that impaired function of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) may contribute(More)
Our previous study demonstrated that an impaired sonic hedgehog (Shh) pathway contributed to cardiac dysfunc-tion in type 1 diabetic mice with myocardial infarction (MI). The present study aimed to test the hypothesis that oxidative stress may contribute to the impaired Shh pathway and cardiac dysfunction in type 1 diabetic mice with MI.(More)
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