Soon Y Choong

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Heart disease is the major cause of death in diabetes, a disorder characterized by chronic hyperglycemia and cardiovascular complications. Although altered systemic regulation of transition metals in diabetes has been the subject of previous investigation, it is not known whether changed transition metal metabolism results in heart disease in common forms(More)
Most patients with diabetes die from cardiac or arterial disease, for which there are limited therapeutic options. Free Cu(2+) ions are strongly pro-oxidant, and chelatable-Cu(II) is increased in the diabetic heart. We reported previously that treatment by Cu(II)-selective chelation with triethylenetetramine (TETA) evokes elevated urinary Cu(II) in diabetic(More)
Treatment with the Cu(II)-selective chelator triethylenetetramine (TETA) improves cardiovascular disease in human patients, and cardiac and vascular/renal disease in rats used as a model of diabetes. Here we tested two hypotheses: first, that TETA elicits greater improvement in organ function than less Cu-selective transition-metal-targeted treatments;(More)
Although most attention has been focused on mitochondrial ATP production and transfer in failing hearts, less has been focused on the nonfailing hypertensive heart. Here, energetic complications are less obvious, yet they may provide insight into disease ontogeny. We studied hearts from 12-mo-old spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) relative to(More)
BACKGROUND Defective copper regulation is implicated as a causative mechanism of organ damage in diabetes. Treatment with trientine, a divalent-copper-selective chelator, improves arterial and renal structure/function in diabetes, wherein it also ameliorates left-ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. However, direct in vivo evidence that trientine can improve(More)
Hypertension now affects about 600 million people worldwide and is a leading cause of death in the Western world. The spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR), provides a useful model to investigate hypertensive heart failure (HF). The SHR model replicates the clinical progression of hypertension in humans, wherein early development of hypertension is followed(More)
Heart disease is the major cause of death in diabetes, a disorder characterized by chronic hyperglycemia and cardiovascular complications. Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is increasingly recognized as a major contributor to diastolic dysfunction and heart failure in diabetes, but its molecular basis has remained obscure, in part because of its multifactorial(More)
The environmental consequences are defined as consequences of accidental release of hazardous substances to the natural environment. This release can lead to many hazards depending on the material stored. The consequences of these hazards to the environment are widespread and have significant importance to human communities living in the surroundings. The(More)
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