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AIM To study the effect of genistein (GST) on rabbit heart ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. METHODS Rabbit heart I/R injury was induced by occluding the left anterior descending coronary artery for 45 min and reperfusing for 180 min. GST (1.0 mg/kg) was intravenously injected 5 min before heart ischemia. Hemodynamic data, infarct size, and(More)
The effect of limb ischemic preconditioning (LIP) on ischemia-reperfused myocardium was examined in the urethane-anesthetized rats to determine whether LIP produces cardioprotection and to observe the roles of adenosine and neural reflex in this effect. The area at risk (AR) and infarct area (IA) were determined using Evans blue and nitro-blue tetrazolium(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) acts as an endogenous gaseous transmitter in the central nervous system and plays important roles in regulating cardiovascular function. The rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) is a putative critical central region in the control of sympathetic vasomotor tone and plays an important role in the baroreflex by integrating the inputs(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the electrophysiological effects of genistein (GST) on spontaneous activity of atrioventricular (AV) node and the underlying mechanism(s). Action potentials in AV node cells were recorded using intracellular microelectrode technique. GST not only reduced the amplitude of action potential (APA), maximal rate of(More)
AIM To study the electrophysiologic effects of capsaicin on isolated pacemaker cells in sinoatrial (SA) nodes of rabbits and its possible action mechanism(s). METHODS Parameters of action potential (AP) in SA node were recorded using intracellular microelectrode technique. RESULTS By perfusion with capsaicin (10 micromol/L), the amplitude of action(More)
Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and whole-cell patch-clamp were used to investigate the role of Ca2+ influx in maintaining the cytosolic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]c) and the features of the Ca2+ influx pathway in germinating pollen grains of Lilium davidii D. [Ca2+]c decreased when Ca2+ influx was inhibited by EGTA or Ca2+ channel blockers. A(More)
AIM To study the electrophysiological effects of genistein (GST) on pacemaker cells in sinoatrial (SA) nodes of rabbits. METHODS Parameters of action potential (AP) in SA node were recorded using intracellular microelectrode technique. RESULTS GST (10 - 150 micromol/L) not only decreased the amplitude of action potential (APA), maximal rate of(More)
To define the action sites of adrenomedullin (ADM) in the rat brain, and to examine whether neuronal NO may participate in the actions of ADM, the present study was undertaken to examine the effects of i.c.v. administration of ADM on the induction of Fos protein and on nitric oxide-producing neurons in rat brain nuclei involved in cardiovascular regulation,(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8) on carotid sinus baroreflex in 36 anesthetized male rats by isolated carotid sinus perfusion in vivo. The results obtained are as follows. (1) By perfusion with CCK-8 (0.1, 0.5, 1.0 micromol/L), the functional curve of baroreflex was shifted to the right and upward,(More)
AbstractAim:To study effects of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) on the carotid sinus baroreflex (CSB).Methods:The functional curve of the carotid sinus baroreflex was measured by recording changes in arterial pressure in anesthetized male rats with perfused carotid sinus.Results:H2S (derived from sodium hydrosulfide) at concentrations of 25, 50, and 100 μmol/L(More)