S. Sobrattee

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Flavonoids are a group of naturally occurring antioxidant compounds found in wine that are thought to have therapeutic importance in cardiovascular disease [1, 2]. The flavonoid content of red wines can differ as a function of the variety of wine examined [3–7]. Since there is a paucity of data on the content of these antioxidants in Merlot wine, we used(More)
The present study was undertaken to comprehensively characterize low-flow ischemia and reperfusion in single adult cardiomyocytes and to determine whether it is important to control contractile activity. The ischemia-mimetic solution was hypoxic, acidic (pH 6.0), and deficient in glucose but contained elevated KCl. Cardiomyocytes were stimulated to contract(More)
The oxidative modification of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) plays an important role in atherosclerosis. Protecting LDL from oxidation has been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. In this study, we compared the protective effects of two lipophilic antioxidants (vitamin E and lazaroid) with two hydrophilic antioxidants (trolox and vitamin C)(More)
Red wine and its components have been shown to possess cardioprotective and anti-atherogenic effects. Additionally, red wine and many of its components like catechin, epicatechin, rutin, transresveratrol and quercetin possess antioxidant properties. Oxidized low density lipoprotein (LDL) is involved in the development of an atherosclerotic lesion. Red wine,(More)
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