Martina J. Klevstig

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Dysfunction or abnormalities in the regulation of fatty acid translocase Cd36, a multifunctional membrane protein participating in uptake of long-chain fatty acids, has been linked to the development of heart diseases both in animals and humans. We have previously shown that the Cd36 transgenic spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR-Cd36), with a wild type(More)
This study examined the effects of a novel orally active 14,15-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid analog (EET-A) on blood pressure (BP) and myocardial infarct size (IS) in two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) Goldblatt hypertensive rats during sustained phase of hypertension. Between days 31 and 35 after clip placement the rats were treated with EET-A and BP was monitored by(More)
CD36 fatty acid translocase plays a key role in supplying heart with its major energy substrate, long-chain fatty acids (FA). Previously, we found that the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) harbors a deletion variant of Cd36 gene that results in reduced transport of long-chain FA into cardiomyocytes and predisposes the SHR to cardiac hypertrophy. In the(More)
Disruption to the sensitive balance of long-chain fatty acids and glucose in the heart could cause cardiovascular diseases. Searching for a possible role of novel protein kinase C (nPKC) in heart with disrupted energy balance, we compared the insulin-resistant spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), which carry a nonfunctional variant of the fatty acid(More)
Adaptation to chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) is associated with reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation implicated in the improved cardiac tolerance against acute ischemia-reperfusion injury. Phospholipases A2 (PLA2s) play an important role in cardiomyocyte phospholipid metabolism influencing membrane homeostasis. Here we aimed to determine the effect(More)
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