Inhibition of NF-kappa B activation can attenuate ischemia/reperfusion-induced contractility impairment via decreasing cardiomyocytic proinflammatory gene up-regulation and matrix metalloproteinase expression.

@article{Yeh2005InhibitionON,
  title={Inhibition of NF-kappa B activation can attenuate ischemia/reperfusion-induced contractility impairment via decreasing cardiomyocytic proinflammatory gene up-regulation and matrix metalloproteinase expression.},
  author={Chi-Hsiao Yeh and Yu-Min Lin and Y Wu and Pyng Jing Lin},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={301-9}
}
Following cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and cardiac global ischemia and reperfusion, proinflammatory genes are up-regulated, and nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB is involved in this regulation. We studied whether inactivation of NF-kappaB could decrease myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury with cardioplegia during CPB, attenuate matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activation, and prevent cardiac mechanical dysfunction. Rabbits received normal saline (group 1) or curcumin (70 and 7 micromol/kg in groups 2… CONTINUE READING