Omega-3 fatty acids and atorvastatin affect connexin 43 expression in the aorta of hereditary hypertriglyceridemic rats.

@article{Dlugosov2009Omega3FA,
  title={Omega-3 fatty acids and atorvastatin affect connexin 43 expression in the aorta of hereditary hypertriglyceridemic rats.},
  author={Katar{\'i}na Dlugosov{\'a} and Peter Weismann and Iveta Bernatova and Ru{\vz}ena Sotn{\'i}kov{\'a} and J{\'a}n Slez{\'a}k and L'udmila Okruhlicov{\'a}},
  journal={Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 12},
  pages={1074-82}
}
Statins and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) reduce cardiovascular disease incidence during hypertriglyceridemia (HTG). To elucidate possible cardioprotective mechanisms, we focused on gap junction protein connexin 43 (Cx43). Its expression is disturbed during atherogenesis, but little information is available on its expression during HTG… CONTINUE READING