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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP3) gene variation in relation to the degree of coronary atherosclerosis and risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with coronary artery disease. METHODS In this study, we systematically screened the promoter and coding regions for sequence variants. All polymorphisms(More)
Osteoprotegerin (OPG) gene polymorphisms (T245G, T950C and G1181C) have been associated with osteoporosis and early predictors of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether these polymorphisms contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in type 2 diabetic patients. We performed a case-control study with 178 CVD subjects with(More)
Resveratrol (trans-3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene) (RSV) is a natural polyphenol with protective effects over cardiac tissues and can affect cell survival and differentiation in cardiac stem cells transplantation. However, whether this agent can affect cardiomyocytes (CMs) differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is not yet clear. This study(More)
Endothelial cell injury plays a crucial role in the development and pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Vitexin is a natural flavonoid characterized by anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of vitexin on ox-LDL-induced endothelial dysfunction and to explore the underlying molecular(More)
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is an important cardioprotective neuropeptide. Few studies have shown that calcium supplementation may increase CGRP levels transiently. However, the relationship between CGRP and calcium is poorly known. This study was to explore the correlation between serum calcium and CGRP in coronary artery disease (CAD), and(More)
Cardiomyocyte hypertrophy is a threat to human health due to the probability of sudden heart failure‑induced mortality. Previous studies have demonstrated that nuclear factor of activated T cells cytoplasmic 3 (NFATC3) is important in the process of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the alteration in the expression(More)
Hypoxia-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis plays an important role in the development of ischemic heart disease. MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are emerging as critical regulators of hypoxia-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis. miR-200c is an miRNA that has been reported to be related to apoptosis in various pathological processes; however, its role in hypoxia‑induced(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the severity of coronary artery lesions in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and levels of estrogen, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9). A total of 65 patients with ACS, 33 patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP) and 36 healthy(More)
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