Cardiac kinin level in experimental diabetes mellitus: role of kininases.


Diabetes mellitus impairs the cardiac kallikrein-kinin system by reducing cardiac kallikrein (KLK) and kininogen levels, a mechanism that may contribute to the deleterious outcome of cardiac ischemia in this disease. We studied left ventricular (LV) function and bradykinin (BK) coronary outflow in buffer-perfused, isolated working hearts (n = 7) of controls… (More)

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