Tomáš Rajtík

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While Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) has been suggested to be an important protein regulating heart function upon ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), the mechanisms responsible are not fully known. Furthermore, it is not known whether CaMKII activation can modulate necroptosis, a recently described form of programmed cell death. In order to(More)
Although Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II delta (CaMKIIδ) has been implicated in development of different phenotypes of myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury, its involvement in arrhythmogenesis and cardiac stunning is not sufficiently elucidated. Moreover, the mechanisms by which CaMKIIδ mediates disturbances in excitation-contraction(More)
Although statins exert non-lipid cardioprotective effects, their influence on cell death is not fully elucidated. For this purpose, we investigated whether simvastatin treatment (S, 10 mg/kg, 5 days) is capable of mitigating ischemia/reperfusion-induced (IR) apoptosis in the isolated rat hearts, which was examined using immunoblotting analysis. In addition,(More)
Although incidence and prevalence of prediabetes are increasing, little is known about its cardiac effects. Therefore, our aim was to investigate the effect of prediabetes on cardiac function and to characterize parameters and pathways associated with deteriorated cardiac performance. Long-Evans rats were fed with either control or high-fat chow for 21 wk(More)
Erratum Following publication of the original article [1], it came to the attention of authors that the definition of the term “isolated hypercholesterolemia” used frequently in the article is missing. In this paper, authors define isolated hypercholesterolemia as a hypercholesterolemia without an accompanying hypertriglyceridemia. Therefore, we would like(More)
We have previously shown that efficiency of ischemic conditioning is diminished in hypercholesterolemia and that autophagy is necessary for cardioprotection. However, it is unknown whether isolated hypercholesterolemia disturbs autophagy or the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathways. Therefore, we investigated whether isolated hypercholesterolemia(More)
Inhibition of receptor-interacting serine/threonine-protein kinase 1 (RIP1) by necrostatin-1 (Nec-1) alleviates cardiac injury due to prevention of necroptotic cell death. Its inactive analogue necrostatin-1i (Nec-1i), lacking RIP1 activity, serves as a suitable control. It is unknown if these agents influence the heart function in the absence of damaging(More)
Content of particular proteins indicating cellular injury due to apoptosis and necrosis has been investigated in ischemic/reperfused (IR) hearts and ischemic/reperfused hearts treated with CaMKII inhibitor and/or AT1 receptor inhibitor. This data article provides information in support of the original research article "Oxidative activation of CaMKIIδ in(More)
During ischemia/reperfusion (IR), increased activation of angiotensin AT1 receptors recruits NADPH oxidase 2 (NOX2) which contributes to oxidative stress. It is unknown whether this stimulus can induce oxidative activation of Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IIδ (CaMKIIδ) leading into the aggravation of cardiac function and whether these effects(More)
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