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BACKGROUND Dissociation of FKBP12.6 from RyR2 is considered as an important molecular event resulting in calcium leak and an increased risk in arrhythmogenesis. We hypothesized that augmented ventricular fibrillation (VF) on reperfusion of rat cardiomyopathy induced by l-thyroxin may result from elevated diastolic Ca(2+) levels due to dissociation(More)
AIM The occurrence of ventricular fibrillation (VF) is dependent on the deterioration of channelopathy in the myocardium. It is interesting to investigate molecular changes in relation to abrupt appearance of VF on reperfusion. We aimed to study whether changes in the expression of FKBP12.6 and SERCA2a and the endothelin (ET) system on reperfusion against(More)
1. The aims of the present study were to examine whether: (i) upregulation of the endothelin (ET) pathway is involved in impairment of vascular relaxation and early retinopathy in diabetic rats; and (ii) vascular and retinal abnormalities respond to the total triterpene acid (TTA) isolated from Fructus Corni compared with responses to the novel endothelin(More)
Arrhythmias correlate with disorders of either K(2+) channels in sarcolemma or calcium modulating system in sarcoplasmic reticulum which handles Ca(2+) intracellularly. We hypothesized that an activated endothelin (ET) signaling pathway, which may be associated with an alteration of K(+) channels and Ca(2+) uptake activity in the myocardium, participated in(More)
AIM To demonstrate the hypothesis that dexamethasone (Dex) could improve chronic heart failure (CHF) by inhibiting the downstream signaling transduction of leptin but had no influence on the upregulation of leptin and its receptor in myocardium. METHODS CHF was induced by left coronary artery ligation for 6 weeks. CHF rats were treated with Dex 50(More)
1. Torsades de pointes (TDP) is a severe adverse effect during the clinical use of dofetilide, a selective blocker of the rapid component of the delayed rectifier potassium channel (I(Kr)). The present study was designed to test whether CPU228, a derivative of dofetilide with calcium (Ca(2+)) antagonist properties, could reduce TDP without reducing the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the protective effect of morphine and its mechanism on acute myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (AMIR) injury in rats, by the method of detecting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels, as well as myocardial infarct size. METHODS Forty SD rats were randomly divided into four groups: ischemia/reperfusion(More)
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