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Desflurane Preconditioning Induces Time-dependent Activation of Protein Kinase C Epsilon and Extracellular Signal-regulated Kinase 1 and 2 in the Rat Heart In Vivo
Background:Activation of protein kinase C epsilon (PKC-&egr;) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) are important for cardioprotection by preconditioning. The present studyExpand
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The noble gas xenon induces pharmacological preconditioning in the rat heart in vivo via induction of PKC-epsilon and p38 MAPK.
Xenon is an anesthetic with minimal hemodynamic side effects, making it an ideal agent for cardiocompromised patients. We investigated if xenon induces pharmacological preconditioning (PC) of the ratExpand
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Upstream signaling of protein kinase C-epsilon in xenon-induced pharmacological preconditioning. Implication of mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate dependent potassium channels and
Xenon elicits preconditioning of the myocardium via protein kinase C-epsilon. We determined the implication of (1) the mitochondrial adenosinetriphosphate dependent potassium (K(ATP)) channels andExpand
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Sevoflurane-induced Preconditioning: Impact of Protocol and Aprotinin Administration on Infarct Size and Endothelial Nitric-Oxide Synthase Phosphorylation in the Rat Heart In Vivo
Background:Sevoflurane induces preconditioning (SevoPC). The effect of aprotinin and the involvement of endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (NOS) on SevoPC are unknown. We investigated (1) whetherExpand
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Mechanisms of xenon‐ and isoflurane‐induced preconditioning – a potential link to the cytoskeleton via the MAPKAPK‐2/HSP27 pathway
We previously demonstrated that the anesthetic gas xenon exerts cardioprotection by preconditioning in vivo via activation of protein kinase C (PKC)‐ɛ and p38 mitogen‐activated protein kinase (MAPK).Expand
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Ischemic preconditioning phosphorylates mitogen-activated kinases and heat shock protein 27 in the diabetic rat heart.
Diabetes mellitus blocks protection by ischemic preconditioning (IPC), but the mechanism is not known. We investigated the effect of ischemic preconditioning on mitogen-activated protein kinasesExpand
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The noble gas xenon induces pharmacological preconditioning in the rat heart in vivo via induction of PKC‐ɛ and p38 MAPK
1 Xenon is an anesthetic with minimal hemodynamic side effects, making it an ideal agent for cardiocompromised patients. We investigated if xenon induces pharmacological preconditioning (PC) of theExpand
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Morphine Induces Late Cardioprotection in Rat Hearts In Vivo: The Involvement of Opioid Receptors and Nuclear Transcription Factor &kgr;B
&dgr;1-opioid receptor agonists can induce cardioprotection by early and late preconditioning (LPC). Morphine (MO) is commonly used for pain treatment during acute coronary syndromes. We investigatedExpand
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Effects of Nitrous Oxide on the Rat Heart In Vivo: Another Inhalational Anesthetic That Preconditions the Heart?
Background:For nitrous oxide, a preconditioning effect on the heart has yet not been investigated. This is important because nitrous oxide is commonly used in combination with volatile anesthetics,Expand
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