Adenosine and opioid receptors do not trigger the cardioprotective effect of mild hypothermia.

Abstract

Mild hypothermia (32°C-34°C) exerts a potent cardioprotection in animal models of myocardial infarction. Recently, it has been proposed that this beneficial effect is related to survival signaling. We, therefore, hypothesized that the well-known cardioprotective pathways dependent on adenosine and/or opioid receptors could be the trigger of hypothermia… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1074248411412969

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