Signe E Cremer

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OBJECTIVE NON-ISCHEMIC MITRAL REGURGITATION (MR) IS PRIMARILY CAUSED BY MYXOMATOUS MITRAL VALVE (MV) DISEASE LEADING TO ADAPTIVE REMODELING, ENLARGEMENT, AND DYSFUNCTION OF THE LEFT VENTRICLE. THE AIM OF THIS STUDY WAS TO EXAMINE THE REGULATION OF PLASMA MARKERS AND SEVERAL CARDIAC KEY GENES IN A NOVEL PORCINE MODEL OF NON-ISCHEMIC MR. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to develop a porcine model for chronic nonischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) to investigate left ventricular (LV) enlargement and eccentric hypertrophy. DESIGN Nonischemic MR was induced in 30 pigs by open-chest immobilization of the posterior mitral leaflet by transannular traction sutures that where applied in transmyocardial(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate serum and plasma serotonin concentrations, percentage of serotonin-positive platelets, level of surface-bound platelet serotonin expression (mean fluorescence intensity [MFI]), and platelet activation (CD62 expression) in platelet-rich plasma from Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). ANIMALS(More)
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) signalling is implicated in the pathogenesis of myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) through 5-HT1B receptor (R), 5-HT2AR and 5-HT2BR-induced myxomatous pathology. Based on increased tryptophan hydroxylase-1 (TPH-1) and decreased serotonin re-uptake transporter (SERT) in MMVD-affected valves, increased valvular 5-HT(More)
Canine Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is an age-related disease. Serotonin (5-HT) is implicated in the pathogenesis as locally-produced or platelet-derived. Involvement of the 5-HT2A receptor (R) and 5-HT2BR in the induction of myxomatous-mediating valvular myofibroblasts (MF) has been suggested. In an age-matched population of dogs with(More)
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