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This study was designed to examine whether concurrent sprint interval and strength training (CT) would result in compromised strength development when compared to strength training (ST) alone. In addition, maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) and time to exhaustion (TTE) were measured to determine if sprint interval training (SIT) would augment aerobic(More)
We have previously shown that the inhibition of myocardial nitric oxide (NO) and peroxynitrite-matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) signaling by early preconditioning (PC) is involved in its cardioprotective effect. Therefore, in the present study, we investigated the role of NO and peroxynitrite-MMP signaling in the development of late PC. PC was performed by(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to explore the effect of high-cholesterol diet and preconditioning on cardiac gene expression patterns in mouse hearts, focusing on genes involved in nitric oxide (NO) and free radical signaling and the mevalonate pathway. MATERIAL/METHODS Mice were fed 2% high-cholesterol or normal diet for 8 weeks. Hearts isolated(More)
A decade ago, stem or progenitor cells held the promise of tissue regeneration in human myocardium, with the expectation that these therapies could rescue ischemic myocyte damage, enhance vascular density and rebuild injured myocardium. The accumulated evidence in 2014 indicates, however, that the therapeutic success of these cells is modest and the tissue(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the time dependency of the endothelium-dependent and -independent vascular responses after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting (DEB) or plain balloons, bare-metal (BMS), and drug-eluting (DES) stents, or controls. BACKGROUND Long-term endothelial dysfunction after DES implantation is(More)
Nitroglycerin exerts a direct myocardial anti-ischemic effect even in the state of vascular nitrate tolerance. To examine the potentially diverse molecular responses in vascular and cardiac tissues, we investigated the gene expression profile of the heart and the aorta by DNA microarray in male Wistar rats that were previously made tolerant to the vascular(More)
Animal models have historically played a critical role in the exploration and characterization of disease pathophysiology and target identification and in the evaluation of novel therapeutic agents and treatments in vivo. Diabetes mellitus disease, commonly known as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by high blood glucose levels for a(More)
Erythropoietin (EPO) has been shown to protect the heart against acute myocardial infarction in pre-clinical studies, however, EPO failed to reduce infarct size in clinical trials and showed significant safety problems. Here, we investigated cardioprotective effects of two selective non-erythropoietic EPO receptor ligand dimeric peptides (AF41676 and(More)
Farnesol is a key metabolite of the mevalonate pathway and known as an antioxidant. We examined whether farnesol treatment protects the ischemic heart. Male Wistar rats were treated orally with 0.2, 1, 5, and 50 mg/kg/day farnesol/vehicle for 12 days, respectively. On day 13, the effect of farnesol treatment on cardiac ischemic tolerance and biochemical(More)
There are opposite views in the available literature: Whether physical exercise has a protective effect or not on the onset of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Therefore, we investigated the effects of recreational physical exercise before the induction of colitis. After 6 weeks of voluntary physical activity (running wheel), male Wistar rats were treated(More)