Role of energy metabolism in the preconditioned heart--a possible contribution of mitochondria.

@article{Takeo1999RoleOE,
  title={Role of energy metabolism in the preconditioned heart--a possible contribution of mitochondria.},
  author={Satoshi Takeo and Yoshihisa Nasa},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={32-43}
}
A brief period of ischemia and reperfusion has been shown to protect the myocardium against subsequent sustained ischemia and reperfusion injury, which is called "preconditioning". A great number of investigators have explored the mechanisms underlying this preconditioning-induced cardioprotection. This article dealt with possible mechanisms of energy metabolism and mitochondrial activity for preconditioning-induced cardioprotection. Particularly, the contribution of energy metabolites produced… CONTINUE READING