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MicroRNAs are involved in many cellular and molecular activities and played important roles in many biological and pathological processes, such as tissue formation, cancer development, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. Recently, it has been reported that microRNAs can modulate the differentiation and activities of(More)
Minocycline has been shown to protect against myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury. However, the mechanism remains unclear. This study was to investigate the role of high mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) in the cardioprotection of minocycline during myocardial ischemia and reperfusion in rats. Anesthetized male rats were once treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Previous study has shown that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may suppress atrial fibrillation (AF) inducibility, but the mechanism for this is elusive. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether SCS could inhibit AF inducibility by suppressing autonomic remodeling in a canine model of rapid atrial pacing (RAP)-induced AF. (More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may reduce ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) induced by acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Furthermore, activation of left stellate ganglion (LSG) appears to facilitate VAs after AMI. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether pretreatment with SCS could protect(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to demonstrate that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) could suppress high-frequency stimulation (HFS)-induced focal atrial fibrillation (AF) at atrial and pulmonary vein (PV) sites by inhibiting atrial ganglionated plexus (GP) activity. METHODS Multielectrode catheters were attached to atria and all PV sites. SCS was(More)
BACKGROUND High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein has been identified as a novel pro-inflammatory cytokine in coronary artery disease (CAD). We investigated the relationship between serum HMGB1 level and the severity of coronary artery stenosis. METHODS Serum HMGB1 concentration in patients was measured by ELISA. All patients underwent coronary(More)
Vagus nerve stimulation improves left ventricular (LV) remodeling by downregulation of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) and transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1). Our previous study found that low-level transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (LL-TS) could be substituted for vagus nerve stimulation to reverse(More)
High mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) plays an important role in myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury. Ethyl pyruvate (EP), a potent reactive oxygen species scavenger, has been reported to inhibit myocardial apoptosis and reduce myocardial I/R injury. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism by which EP reduces myocardial I/R(More)