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UNLABELLED Cardiac PET using (18)F-FDG under fasting conditions (fasting (18)F-FDG PET) is a promising technique for identification of cardiac sarcoidosis and assessment of disease activity. The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of fasting (18)F-FDG PET in detecting inflammatory lesions of cardiac sarcoidosis from a pathophysiologic(More)
It has been proposed that cytoplasmic peptide:N-glycanase (PNGase) may be involved in the proteasome-dependent quality control machinery used to degrade newly synthesized glycoproteins that do not correctly fold in the ER. However, a lack of information about the structure of the enzyme has limited our ability to obtain insight into its precise biological(More)
This study was designed to investigate the chronic cardiotoxic potential of SM-5887 and a possible deteriorating effect of SM-5887 on low-grade cardiotoxicity pre-induced by doxorubicin in beagle dogs. In the chronic treatment, beagle dogs of each sex were given intravenously once every 3 weeks, either a sublethal dose of doxorubicin (1.5 mg/kg) or SM-5887(More)
The degree of cardiotoxicity of SM-5887 compared with that of doxorubicin was investigated in rabbits. Two experimental groups were administered high and low doses of SM-5887, respectively. One group was administered doxorubicin and another group was administered the vehicle only were prepared as positive and negative controls, respectively. Drugs were(More)
UNLABELLED Many studies have shown that a one-time 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (123I-MIBG) scintigraphic study during a stable period is useful for determining the prognosis of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, the findings from this imaging modality are well known to be improved by medical treatment for heart failure. Accordingly, this(More)
The endoplasmic-reticulum-associated degradation of misfolded (glyco)proteins ensures that only functional, correctly folded proteins exit from the endoplasmic reticulum and that misfolded ones are degraded by the ubiquitin-proteasome system. During the degradation of misfolded glycoproteins, they are deglycosylated by the PNGase (peptide:N-glycanase). The(More)
UNLABELLED We evaluated whether spironolactone would improve cardiac sympathetic nerve activity and symptoms in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). METHODS Thirty patients with CHF (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] < 40%; mean, 30% +/- 9%) were treated with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, a loop diuretic, and, in most cases,(More)
Two abundant fatty acid-binding proteins (MFB1 and MFB2) were isolated from the midgut cytosol of larval Manduca sexta. As isolated, MFB1 and MFB2 were found to contain bound fatty acids in a 1:1 molar stoichiometric ratio. Immunological screening demonstrated that MFB1 and MFB2 were restricted to the midgut in a gradient distribution, with MFB1 more(More)
Concentrations of leptin, an adipocyte-derived hormone, are elevated in obesity. Recently, leptin has been shown to participate in multiple biological actions including inflammation, reproduction, and angiogenesis. Leptin has also been documented as a critical component in the process of wound healing; however, leptin involvement in cardiovascular disease(More)
Misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) are destroyed by a pathway termed ER-associated protein degradation (ERAD). Glycans are often removed from glycosylated ERAD substrates in the cytosol before substrate degradation, which maintains the efficiency of the proteasome. Png1, a deglycosylating enzyme, has long been suspected, but not proven, to(More)