The effect of agmatine administration on ischemic-reperfused isolated rat heart.


BACKGROUND The natural polyamine Agmatine (Ag) plays a significant role in protection of nerve cell ischemic injury. A previous report indicated that Ag given intraperitoneally to rats enhanced the recovery of the heart from ischemic injury. Based on this initial observation, a larger investigation was undertaken to explore a dose-response effect and… (More)


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