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BACKGROUND Cardiac dysfunction in diabetic cardiomyopathy may be associated with abnormal Ca2+ homeostasis. This study investigated the effects of alterations in Ca2+ homeostasis and sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-associated proteins on cardiac function in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy. METHODS Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Cell therapy for cardiac regeneration is still under investigation. To date there have been a limited number of studies describing the optimal time for cell injection. The present study aimed to examine the optimal time for human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBCs) transplantation after myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS The animals underwent(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma) is one of the hormone nuclear receptors. Recent data have shown that activation of PPARgamma signal pathway has many positive effects on cardiovascular system. The goals of this study were to determine whether PPARgamma activator affects cardiac fibrosis and the possible mechanisms. Cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND The association between increased serum uric acid (SUA) levels and cardiovascular risk has been debated for decades. Several large studies have provided conflicting results regarding the clinical significance of elevated SUA levels in cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cerebrovascular disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma) is a member of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily which affects organic fibrosis. The aims of the study were to approach the effects of activation of the PPARgamma signal pathway on cardiac fibrosis in diabetic rats, and also the effects on cardiac remodeling and function. Type 1 diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperglycemia on admission is a predictor of an unfavorable prognosis in patients with ST-elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI). Data concerning associations between an elevated glucose level on admission and other in-hospital complications are still limited. METHODS A total of 1,137 AMI patients with complete admission blood glucose(More)
Three qnrS2-containing isolates of Pseudoalteromonas and Shewanella were collected from the seawater samples of Qingdao in China during 2014. They displayed resistance to ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, kanamycin, nalidixic acid and sulfamethoxazole. The qnrS2 genes were identified in the chromosomes of Pseudoalteromonas strain E8 and S16, and in a 140-kb(More)
Exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, demonstrated cytoprotective actions beyond glycemic control in recent studies. The aims of the present study were to investigate the effects of exendin-4 on high glucose (HG)-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis and the possible mechanisms. Rat cardiomyocytes were divided into 3 groups: normal glucose group(More)
OBJECTIVES By measuring left ventricular diastolic function and arterial stiffness, this study aims to probe into the effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) on left ventricular diastolic function and arterial stiffness, and evaluate the correlation between left ventricular diastolic function and arterial stiffness. METHODS Seventy-six inpatients were enrolled.(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to detect the echocardiographic sensitive indexes for prediction of the subclinical cardiac dysfunction and to evaluate the relation between Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and myocardial acoustic densitometry as well as cardiac function. METHODS Fifty DM2 patients (48.5+/-8.6 years) without evident heart disease and 50 age- and(More)
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