Shoulei Kang

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G protein-coupled receptor (GPR) 30 is a novel estrogen receptor. Recent studies suggest that activation of the GPR30 confers rapid cardioprotection in isolated rat heart. It is unknown whether chronic activation of GPR30 is beneficial or not for heart failure. In this study we investigated the cardiac effect of sustained activation or inhibition of GPR30.(More)
After menopause, the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is due not only to estrogen decline but also to androgen decline. This study examined the effects of either estradiol (E(2)) or testosterone replacement alone or E(2)-testosterone combination on isolated myocytes in ovariectomized (Ovx) rats subjected to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R).(More)
Increased plasma catecholamine levels are associated with a high risk of perioperative cardiac events in aged individuals undergoing non-cardiac surgical interventions. Given the different effects of β1-adrenoreceptor (β1AR) and β2-adrenoreceptor (β2AR) stimulation by catecholamine in cardiomyocytes, this study evaluated whether simultaneous inhibition of(More)
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