Cortistatin Improves Cardiac Function After Acute Myocardial Infarction in Rats by Suppressing Myocardial Apoptosis and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress.

OBJECTIVES The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced apoptotic pathway is associated with the development of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Cortistatin (CST) is a novel bioactive peptide that inhibits apoptosis-related injury. Therefore, we investigated the cardioprotective effects and potential mechanisms of CST in a rat model of AMI. METHODS… CONTINUE READING