Zhi-Qing Fu

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BACKGROUND Previous studies showed that overexpression of sarco-endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase (SERCA2a) in a variety of heart failure (HF) models was associated with greatly enhanced cardiac performance. However, it still undefined the effect of SERCA2a overexpression on the systemic inflammatory response and neuro-hormonal factors. METHODS A rapid(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, but current treatment modalities cannot reverse the underlying pathological state of the heart. Gene-based therapies are emerging as promising therapeutic modalities in HF patients. Our previous studies have shown that recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) gene transfer(More)
BACKGROUND Growing epidemiologic evidence has indicated that genetics can predispose individuals to the occurrence of lone atrial fibrillation (AF). The angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) gene has been established to be associated with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy. The objective of our study was to investigate the association of ACE2(More)
OBJECTIVE Overexpression of SERCA2a could improve cardiac function in human and experimental heart failure (HF) models. We observed the proteomics changes post SERCA2a overexpression in a pacing induced HF model in dogs. METHODS Beagles were divided into four groups: control group, HF group (230 beats/min for 4 weeks), HF + EGFP group (myocardial(More)
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