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H9c2 and HL-1 cells demonstrate distinct features of energy metabolism, mitochondrial function and sensitivity to hypoxia-reoxygenation.
Dysfunction of cardiac energy metabolism plays a critical role in many cardiac diseases, including heart failure, myocardial infarction and ischemia-reperfusion injury and organ transplantation. TheExpand
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Non-toxic cadmium concentrations induce vascular inflammation and promote atherosclerosis.
BACKGROUND Cadmium is a potential new risk factor for early atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases in humans, yet pathogenetic mechanisms are still a matter of debate. METHODS AND RESULTSExpand
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Ursolic acid causes DNA-damage, p53-mediated, mitochondria- and caspase-dependent human endothelial cell apoptosis, and accelerates atherosclerotic plaque formation in vivo.
OBJECTIVE The plant derived triterpene ursolic acid (UA) has been intensively studied in the past; mainly as an anti-cancer compound and for its cardiovascular protective properties. Based on theExpand
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Apoptosis and necrosis: two different outcomes of cigarette smoke condensate-induced endothelial cell death
Cigarette smoking is one of the most important and preventable risk factors for atherosclerosis. However, because of the complex composition of cigarette smoke, the detailed pathophysiologicalExpand
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Lead Contributes to Arterial Intimal Hyperplasia Through Nuclear Factor Erythroid 2–Related Factor–Mediated Endothelial Interleukin 8 Synthesis and Subsequent Invasion of Smooth Muscle Cells
Objective—To validate the hypothesis that the toxic heavy metal lead (Pb) may be linked to cardiovascular diseases via the initiation of atherosclerosis, in vivo and in vitro studies were conducted.Expand
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Identification and pharmacological characterization of the anti-inflammatory principal of the leaves of dwarf elder (Sambucus ebulus L.)
Graphical abstract Anti-inflammatory activity of a dwarf elder leaf extract (Sambucus ebulus L.) was assessed by activity guided fractionation using inhibition of TNFα induced expression of VCAM-1 onExpand
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Influence of aspirin on SR-BI expression in human carotid plaques.
BACKGROUND We recently showed that aspirin promotes scavenger receptor class-B type I (SR-BI) protein expression in vitro in primary human macrophages and in vivo in resident peritoneal macrophagesExpand
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