Uridine-5'-triphosphate (UTP) reduces infarct size and improves rat heart function after myocardial infarct.


We have previously found that uridine 5'-triphosphate (UTP) significantly reduced cardiomyocyte death induced by hypoxia via activating P2Y(2) receptors. To explore the effect of UTP following myocardial infarction (MI) in vivo we studied four groups: sham with or without LAD ligation, injected with UTP (0.44microg/kg i.v.) 30min before MI, and UTP… (More)