HIF-1 reduces ischaemia-reperfusion injury in the heart by targeting the mitochondrial permeability transition pore.

AIMS Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) has been reported to promote tolerance against acute myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). However, the mechanism through which HIF-1 stabilization actually confers this cardioprotection is not clear. We investigated whether HIF-1α stabilization protects the heart against acute IRI by preventing the opening… (More)