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)
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)
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)
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