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Uncontrolled release of Ca(2+) from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) contributes to the reperfusion-induced cardiomyocyte injury, e.g. hypercontracture and necrosis. To find out the underlying cellular mechanisms of this phenomenon, we investigated whether the opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pores (MPTP), resulting in ATP depletion and(More)
Experimental and clinical studies demonstrated that postconditioning confers protection against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. However the underlying cellular mechanisms responsible for the beneficial effect of postconditioning are still poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to examine the role of cytosolic and mitochondrial(More)
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