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Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue ; 31(9): 1097-1101, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31657332

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of carbon monoxide release molecule-2 (CORM-2) on sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction in rats. METHODS: 140 healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into sham operation (Sham) group, model group, CORM-2 pretreatment group, inactivated carbon monoxide release molecule-2 (iCORM) pretreatment group, and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) control group by random number table, with 28 rats in each group. The rat sepsis model was reproduced by intraperitoneal injection of 10 mg/kg lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The rats in the Sham group were injected intraperitoneally with the same dose of normal saline (NS). The rats in the CORM-2 and iCORM-2 pretreatment groups were injected intraperitoneally with 8 mg/kg CORM-2 or iCORM-2 at 1 hour before LPS injection, respectively, and those in the DMSO group were injected intraperitoneally with the same dose of DMSO, but the rats in the Sham group and the model group were not treated after injection of NS or LPS. Twenty rats were randomly selected from each group to observe 10-day survival rate. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed on the remaining 8 rats at 12 hours after modeling, and the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and left ventricular fraction shortening (LVFS) were calculated to evaluate heart function. The blood of the inferior vena cava was harvested, then serum myocardial troponin I (cTnI) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Then the rats were sacrificed, and the myocardial tissues were harvested, the pathological morphology and ultrastructure of myocardium were observed. RESULTS: (1) Survival rates: all rats in the Sham group survived; compared with the Sham group, the survival rates of the model group, CORM-2 pretreatment group, iCORM-2 pretreatment group and DMSO control group were significantly decreased at 10 days [10% (2/20), 70% (14/20), 25% (5/20), 15% (3/20) vs. 100% (20/20), all P < 0.01]. However, the 10-day survival rate in the CORM-2 pretreatment group was significantly higher than those in the model group, iCORM-2 pretreatment group and DMSO control group (all P < 0.01). (2) Cardiac function: compared with the Sham group, LVEF and LVFS in the model group, CORM-2 pretreatment group, iCORM-2 pretreatment group and DMSO control group were significantly decreased, and left ventricular dilatation was obvious, indicating myocardial dysfunction in rats. However, LVEF and LVFS in the CORM-2 pretreatment group were significantly higher than those in the model group, iCORM-2 pretreatment group, and DMSO control group [LVEF: 0.760±0.029 vs. 0.634±0.021, 0.629±0.066, 0.673±0.023; LVFS: (39.32±2.38)% vs. (29.75±1.52)%, (29.61±4.15)%, (32.43±1.66)%, all P < 0.05], and the left ventricular dilatation in the septic rats was attenuated. (3) Myocardial injury markers: compared with the Sham group, serum cTnI and BNP levels were significantly higher in the model group, CORM-2 pretreatment group, iCORM-2 pretreatment group and DMSO control group. However, the levels of cTnI and BNP in the CORM-2 pretreatment group were significantly lower than those in the model group, iCORM-2 pretreatment group and DMSO control group [cTnI (ng/L): 3 283.54±803.50 vs. 6 449.18±1 105.10, 5 919.21±1 068.27, 6 349.80±1 153.08; BNP (ng/L): 3 456.62±905.85 vs. 6 070.18±1 287.62, 5 581.13±1 161.17, 5 974.89±988.89, all P < 0.05]. (4) Myocardial histopathological observation: optical microscope showed that the pathological changes in myocardial tissue of the model group, iCORM-2 pretreatment group and DMSO control group were severe. Transmission electron microscopy showed mitochondrial swelling, and some vacuoles changed. But the myocardial pathological morphology and mitochondrial ultrastructural integrity of the CORM-2 pretreatment group were significantly better than other groups of sepsis. CONCLUSIONS: CORM-2 can attenuate myocardial dysfunction and improve survival rate of septic rats, especially to protect myocardial mitochondrial integrity in sepsis.


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Monóxido de Carbono , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Sepse , Animais , Lipopolissacarídeos , Masculino , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108795, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31419397

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Citreoviridin (CIT), a mycotoxin and ATP synthase inhibitor, is regarded as one of aetiology factors of cardiac beriberi and Keshan disease. Thiamine (VB1) and selenium (Se) improve the recovery of these two diseases respectively. The underlying mechanisms of cardiotoxic effect of CIT and cardioprotective effect of VB1 and Se have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we found that ectopic ATP synthase was more sensitive to CIT treatment than mitochondrial ATP synthase in H9c2 cardiomyocytes. CIT inhibited the transcriptional activity of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) in mice hearts and H9c2 cells. PPAR-γ agonist attenuated the inhibitory effect of CIT on mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) and stimulatory effect of CIT on autophagy in cardiomyocytes. CIT induced apoptosis through lysosomal-mitochondrial axis in cardiomyocytes. PPAR-γ agonist and autophagy inhibitor alleviated CIT-induced apoptosis and accelerated cardiac biomarker. VB1 and Se accelerated the basal transcriptional activity of PPAR-γ in mice hearts and H9c2 cells. Furthermore, VB1 and Se reversed the effect of CIT on PPAR-γ, autophagy and apoptosis. Our findings defined PPAR-γ-mTORC2-autophagy pathway as the key link between CIT cardiotoxicity and cardioprotective effect of VB1 and Se. The present study would shed new light on the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathy and the cardioprotective mechanism of micronutrients.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Aurovertinas/farmacologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Selênio/farmacologia , Tiamina/farmacologia , Animais , Aquaporinas/genética , Aquaporinas/metabolismo , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Masculino , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 2 de Rapamicina/genética , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 2 de Rapamicina/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miocárdio/patologia , PPAR gama/agonistas , PPAR gama/genética , PPAR gama/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 234: 116734, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31394126

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AIMS: Acute myocardial insulin resistance is an independent risk factor for patients who undergo cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). However, the underlying mechanism of insulin resistance during CPB has not been fully investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To explore the role of myocardial insulin resistance on the cardiac function and its underlying mechanism, CPB operation and pharmacological intervention were applied in mini pigs, and myocardial insulin signaling, glucose uptake, ATP production and cardiac function were examined. KEY FINDINGS: Our data showed that CPB elicited not only hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia, but also inactivated Akt, and impaired the transposition of membrane glucose transporter-4 (GLUT-4), reduced glucose uptake and ATP production in the myocardium as well, which in turn was accompanied with cardiac dysfunction. Meanwhile, linear correlations were established among reduced myocardial glucose uptake, ATP production, and depressed cardiac systolic or diastolic function. Reactivation of Akt by SC79, an Akt agonist, partially alleviated myocardial insulin resistance and restored post CPB cardiac function via augmenting myocardial glucose uptake and ATP production. SIGNIFICANCE: These findings revealed that acute myocardial insulin resistance due to inactivation of Akt played a key role in cardiac dysfunction post CPB via suppressing glucose metabolism related energy supply.


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Ponte Cardiopulmonar/efeitos adversos , Resistência à Insulina , Insulina/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Animais , Glucose/metabolismo , Transportador de Glucose Tipo 4/metabolismo , Coração/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Miocárdio/patologia , Suínos , Porco Miniatura
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 523-529, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468428

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Mammalian tissues, especially the heart, contain high concentrations of taurine, a beta-amino acid that possesses a variety of physiological functions. While it is well known that taurine reacts with several metabolites, such as bile acids and fatty acids, taurine-conjugated metabolites in the heart have not been specifically studied. Recently, we performed Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry- (LC-MS-) based metabolome analysis, comparing metabolome profiles of hearts from taurine transporter knockout (TauTKO) mice and wild-type mice to identify differences in taurine-conjugated metabolite content of the two phenotypes. Comparison of the metabolite profiles revealed taurine-containing dipeptides, such as glutamyltaurine, which are present in wild-type but not in TauTKO hearts. These data suggest that taurine functions not only as a free osmolyte but also as a conjugated metabolite within the heart.


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Coração , Metaboloma , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Taurina/metabolismo , Animais , Cromatografia Líquida , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem
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Biomater Sci ; 7(9): 3729-3740, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31403142

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Targeted delivery of immunosuppressants to allografts can increase the concentrations of drugs in pathological tissues, improve therapeutic effects and reduce unfavorable side effects. Therefore, we synthesized FK506-loaded microbubbles (FK506-MBs) for site-specific release of FK506 into transplanted hearts by the ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD) technique. The average particle size of FK506-MBs was 1.65 ± 0.32 µm and they had high drug loading and encapsulation efficiency. The in vivo drug concentration in transplanted hearts that were treated with FK506-MBs plus UTMD was about 1.64-fold higher than that in grafts that received free FK506 at the same dosage. The degree of graft rejection in the FK506-MB plus UTMD group was lower than those of other groups. Both infiltration of T cells and secretion of inflammatory cytokines were significantly reduced in the FK506-MB plus UTMD group. More importantly, the mean survival time of the grafts was significantly longer (16.00 ± 0.89 day) than those of the PBS group (6.66 ± 1.36 day) and the FK506 group (12.83 ± 1.17 day). In addition, we also found that the concentration of FK506 in whole blood was lower in the FK506-MB plus UTMD group than that in the FK506 group, which would be beneficial for reducing the side effects. Hence, our results showed that combining FK506-MBs with UTMD was an effective strategy to deliver FK506 to transplanted hearts, which can increase the local drug concentration and enhance its efficacy on rejection. Ultrasound-targeted drug release is safe and radiation-free, with great potential for clinical transformation, and could also be extended to the treatment of other graft rejection cases, such as liver transplantation, kidney transplantation and so on.


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Portadores de Fármacos/química , Rejeição de Enxerto/tratamento farmacológico , Transplante de Coração , Imunossupressores/farmacocinética , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Tacrolimo/farmacocinética , Animais , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Estudos de Viabilidade , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Masculino , Microbolhas , Fosfatidilcolinas/química , Fosfatidiletanolaminas/química , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Ratos , Tacrolimo/administração & dosagem , Ultrassonografia
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(2): 388-399, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31403269

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Doxorubicin, a chemotherapy drug used successfully for years, could induce cardiotoxicity. Euterpe oleracea Mart. (açai) is a fruit high in antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity prevention after açai administration. METHODS: A total of 64 male Wistar rats were allocated into 4 groups: control (C), açai (A), doxorubicin (D) and açai-doxorubicin (DA). Rats received regular chow (C and D groups) or chow supplemented with açai 5% (A and DA groups) for 4 weeks. Subsequently, rats received doxorubicin 20 mg/kg (D and DA groups) or saline (C and A groups). Euthanasia was performed 48 hours after doxorubicin injection. Left ventricular function was evaluated by echocardiography in vivo and by isolated heart study ex vivo. Oxidative stress, myocardial metabolism and nitric oxide metabolite were evaluated by spectrophotometry, MMP-2 activity by zymography and caspase-3 and Bcl-2 protein expression by Western blot. RESULTS: Doxorubicin induced decreases in body weight, food and water ingestion. We observed decreases in left ventricular fractional shortening in rats treated with doxorubicin. Additionally, the same rats showed lower +dP/dt and -dP/dt during isolated heart study than those who did not receive doxorubicin. Doxorubicin injection increased caspase-3 protein expression, myocardium lipid hydroperoxide concentration, MMP-2 activity, phosphofructokinase and lactate dehydrogenase activity, and decreased ß-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase, pyruvate dehydrogenase, citrate synthase, complex I, complex II and ATP synthase activity in myocardium. Açai supplementation improved left ventricular fractional shortening, decreased myocardium lipid hydroperoxide concentration, MMP-2 activity, and improved ß-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase, phosphofructokinase, citrate synthase, complex II and ATP synthase enzymatic activities. We did not observe differences in nitric oxide metabolite concentrations between groups. CONCLUSION: Doxorubicin induced left ventricular dysfunction, increases in oxidative stress, changes in myocardium metabolism and MMP-2 activation. Açai supplementation was able to prevent these alterations.


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Doxorrubicina/toxicidade , Euterpe/química , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Suplementos Nutricionais , Ecocardiografia , Euterpe/metabolismo , Cardiopatias/etiologia , Cardiopatias/prevenção & controle , Técnicas In Vitro , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Masculino , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/sangue , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Função Ventricular Esquerda/efeitos dos fármacos
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Gene ; 716: 144036, 2019 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31381952

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Nebulin is a 770 kDa protein that is localized along the thin filaments of skeletal muscles in vertebrates. It is also present in the striated muscles of Amphioxus, an invertebrate cephalochordate that is phylogenetically close to vertebrates. However, the nebulin of urochordate ascidians or its expression in invertebrate hearts has not been investigated. In this study, we investigated the structure and cardiac expression of the nebulin gene in Ciona intestinalis, a urochordate whose phylogeny lies between cephalochordates and vertebrates. As a result of the gene structure analysis, we found that the Ciona nebulin gene predicted to be 62 kb and consists of 143 exons. The nebulin was expected to consist of a unique N-terminal region, followed by 155 nebulin repeats, another unique region, a Ser-rich region and a C-terminal SH3 domain. Whole-mount in situ hybridization experiments showed that the Ciona nebulin gene was expressed in a variety of muscles, including hearts. However, Western blot analysis using antibody to Ciona nebulin did not detect the presence of full-length nebulin. Alternatively, RT-PCR experiments on samples of Ciona heart detected the expression of nebulette-like and nrap-like isoforms from the Ciona nebulin gene. These results indicate that, similarly to vertebrate hearts, Ciona hearts do not express nebulin, but rather nrap- and nebulette-like isoforms. These results also imply that the nebulin, nebulette and nrap genes in vertebrates were separated from an ancestral invertebrate nebulin gene during vertebrate evolution.


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Ciona intestinalis/genética , Família Multigênica , Proteínas Musculares/genética , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Animais , Ciona intestinalis/metabolismo , Evolução Molecular , Éxons , Íntrons , Proteínas Musculares/química , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Domínios Proteicos , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo
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Physiol Rev ; 99(4): 1765-1817, 2019 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31364924

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Twelve regulated cell death programs have been described. We review in detail the basic biology of nine including death receptor-mediated apoptosis, death receptor-mediated necrosis (necroptosis), mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis, mitochondrial-mediated necrosis, autophagy-dependent cell death, ferroptosis, pyroptosis, parthanatos, and immunogenic cell death. This is followed by a dissection of the roles of these cell death programs in the major cardiac syndromes: myocardial infarction and heart failure. The most important conclusion relevant to heart disease is that regulated forms of cardiomyocyte death play important roles in both myocardial infarction with reperfusion (ischemia/reperfusion) and heart failure. While a role for apoptosis in ischemia/reperfusion cannot be excluded, regulated forms of necrosis, through both death receptor and mitochondrial pathways, are critical. Ferroptosis and parthanatos are also likely important in ischemia/reperfusion, although it is unclear if these entities are functioning as independent death programs or as amplification mechanisms for necrotic cell death. Pyroptosis may also contribute to ischemia/reperfusion injury, but potentially through effects in non-cardiomyocytes. Cardiomyocyte loss through apoptosis and necrosis is also an important component in the pathogenesis of heart failure and is mediated by both death receptor and mitochondrial signaling. Roles for immunogenic cell death in cardiac disease remain to be defined but merit study in this era of immune checkpoint cancer therapy. Biology-based approaches to inhibit cell death in the various cardiac syndromes are also discussed.


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Morte Celular , Citotoxicidade Imunológica , Cardiopatias/patologia , Mitocôndrias Cardíacas/patologia , Miocárdio/patologia , Animais , Apoptose , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/metabolismo , Autofagia , Proteínas Relacionadas à Autofagia/metabolismo , Cardiopatias/imunologia , Cardiopatias/metabolismo , Cardiopatias/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Mitocôndrias Cardíacas/imunologia , Mitocôndrias Cardíacas/metabolismo , Miocárdio/imunologia , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Necrose , Piroptose , Transdução de Sinais
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Life Sci ; 232: 116613, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31265853

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AIMS: Sepsis is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Autophagy may play a protective role in sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction (SIMD). The present study investigated whether valproic acid (VPA), a class I histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, can attenuate SIMD by accelerating autophagy. MAIN METHODS: A sepsis model was established via the cecum ligation and puncture of male Sprague-Dawley rats. Cardiac injuries were measured using serum markers, echocardiographic cardiac parameters, and hematoxylin and eosin staining. Cardiac mitochondria injuries were detected with transmission electron microscopy, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and cardiac mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) contents. Cardiac oxidative levels were measured using redox markers in the cardiac homogenate. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western blot were performed to detect the expression levels of relative genes and proteins. HDAC binding to the phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome ten (PTEN) promoters and histone acetylation levels of the PTEN promoters were analyzed via chromatin immunoprecipitation and quantitative RT-PCR. KEY FINDINGS: VPA can ameliorate SIMD by enhancing the autophagy level of the myocardium to reduce mitochondrial damage, oxidative stress, and myocardial inflammation in septic rats. Moreover, this study demonstrated that VPA induces autophagy by inhibiting HDAC1- and HDAC3-mediated PTEN expression in the myocardial tissues of septic rats. SIGNIFICANCE: This study found that VPA attenuates SIMD through myocardial autophagy acceleration by increasing PTEN expression and inhibiting the AKT/mTOR pathway. These findings preliminarily suggest that VPA may be a potential approach for the intervention and treatment of SIMD.


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PTEN Fosfo-Hidrolase/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Sepse/tratamento farmacológico , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Ácido Valproico/farmacologia , Disfunção Ventricular/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Ceco/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Inibidores de Histona Desacetilases/farmacologia , Histona Desacetilases/metabolismo , Masculino , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Sepse/fisiopatologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Disfunção Ventricular/microbiologia , Disfunção Ventricular/patologia
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Life Sci ; 232: 116619, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31265855

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AIMS: Clinical treatment strategies for patients with myocardial ischemia typically include coronary artery recanalization to restore myocardial blood supply. However, myocardial reperfusion insult often induces oxidative stress and inflammation, which further leads to apoptosis and necrosis of myocardial cells. Increasing evidence suggests that microRNAs (miRNAs) participate in the pathological and physiological processes associated with myocardial ischemia reperfusion. MAIN METHODS: In this study, we established a myocardial H/R H9C2 cell model and a mouse I/R model to detect molecules implicated in myocardial I/R regulation and to determine the underlying signal transduction pathways. KEY FINDINGS: Herein, we showed that the expression of miR-374a-5p decreased in a myocardial cell model (H9C2 cells) of hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) and mouse model of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). Alternatively, overexpression of miR-374a-5p was found to ameliorate myocardial cell damage within both in vivo and in vitro models of ischemia. Further, mitogen-activated protein kinase 6 (MAPK6) was identified as a direct target of miR-374a-5p. Thus, by targeting MAPK6, miR-374a-5p was found to negatively regulate MAPK6 expression. However, up-regulation of MAPK6 functioned to inhibit the previously observed protective effect of miR-374a-5p in the H9C2 H/R model. SIGNIFICANCE: Taken together, our study suggests that miR-374a-5p may have protective effects against cardiac I/R injury in vivo, and H/R injury in vitro, thereby providing novel insights into the molecular mechanisms associated with ischemia/reperfusion injury and a potential novel therapeutic target.


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MicroRNAs/biossíntese , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipóxia Celular/fisiologia , Hipóxia/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , MicroRNAs/genética , Proteína Quinase 6 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Proteína Quinase 6 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Isquemia Miocárdica/genética , Isquemia Miocárdica/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/genética , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/fisiologia , Ratos , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/genética , Transdução de Sinais
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Life Sci ; 232: 116623, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31279781

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AIMS: Doxorubicin, an antibiotic belonging to anthracycline family, has been used for treatment of malignancies. Cardiotoxicity is the main adverse effect of doxorubicin. Apigenin, as a flavonoid, has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumoral properties. The aim of this study was the assessment of any protective effect of apigenin on cardiotoxicity induced by doxorubicin. MAIN METHODS: 40 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: control, cardiotoxicity (DOX), apigenin treated group (DOX + Api 25) and apigenin group (Api 25). At the end of the experiment, the markers of cardiac function (%EF, %FS, LVIDs, LVIDd), cardiac and liver injury (LDH, CK-MB, cTn-I, ALT, and AST), cardiac apoptosis (Bax, Bcl-2 and Caspase3), cardiac oxidative stress (SOD, GSH, MDA) and cardiac fibrosis were measured. KEY FINDINGS: Apigenin improved cardiac functional parameters. The levels of cardiac and liver injury markers were significantly decreased in DOX + Api 25 compared to DOX. Treatment with apigenin caused significant decrease in percentage of cardiac fibrosis in comparison with DOX. Apigenin in DOX + Api 25 group led to significant decrease in apoptotic proteins (Casp3, Bax) and a significant increase in anti-apoptotic proteins (Bcl2). In apigenin treatment groups, SOD levels significantly increased while a significant decrease was observed in MDA. The amount of GSH in DOX + Api 25 had no significant change in comparison to control and Api 25 groups. SIGNIFICANCE: Apigenin reduced cardiac injuries induced by DOX through anti-fibrotic, antioxidant and anti-apoptotic properties. It seems that apigenin prevents cardiac injuries and improves cardiac function.


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Apigenina/farmacologia , Cardiotoxicidade/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Apigenina/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/metabolismo , Doxorrubicina/efeitos adversos , Doxorrubicina/metabolismo , Flavonoides/farmacologia , Testes de Função Cardíaca , Inflamação/patologia , Masculino , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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Life Sci ; 232: 116635, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31283925

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AIMS: The pathological cardiac hypertrophy will develop into heart failure, which has no effective treatment currently. Previous studies have proved that microRNAs (miRNAs) participate in the development of cardiac hypertrophy and regulate the pathological progress. In this study, we want to investigate the role of microRNA-92b-3p (miR-92b-3p) in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and the mechanisms involved. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Neonatal mouse ventricular cells (NMVCs) were isolated from the hearts of 1-3-d-old newborn C57BL6 mice. The isolated NMVCs were induced hypertrophic phenotype by Angiotensin-II (Ang-II) and the cell size was examined by FITC-phalloidin staining assay. The expression of miR-92b-3p was determined by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-qPCR). MRNA and protein level of ß-MHC, ACTA1 and HAND2 in NMVCs transfected with miR-92b-3p mimic and inhibition were assessed by RT-qPCR assay and western blot assay, respectively. Dual luciferase assay was used to verify the interaction between miR-92b-3p and the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of HAND2 gene. KEY FINDINGS: MiR-92b-3p and HAND2 were significantly increased in Ang-II-induced NMVCs. Overexpression of miR-92b-3p can ameliorate Ang-II-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. MiR-92b-3p negatively regulated HAND2 expression at the transcriptional level. Both miR-92b-3p mimic and HAND2 siRNA could efficiently inhibit Ang-II-induced hypertrophy in mouse cardiomyocytes. SIGNIFICANCE: MiR-92b-3p inhibits Ang-II-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy via targeting HAND2.


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Angiotensina II/farmacologia , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Cardiomiopatia Hipertrófica/tratamento farmacológico , Cardiomiopatia Hipertrófica/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/patologia , Regiões 3' não Traduzidas , Animais , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Cardiomegalia/metabolismo , Cardiomegalia/patologia , Cardiomiopatia Hipertrófica/genética , Cardiomiopatia Hipertrófica/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Cardiopatias Congênitas/genética , Cardiopatias Congênitas/metabolismo , Cardiopatias Congênitas/patologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/metabolismo , Insuficiência Cardíaca/patologia , Ventrículos do Coração/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , MicroRNAs/genética , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miocárdio/patologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/administração & dosagem , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima
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Life Sci ; 232: 116651, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31302195

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The miR-19 family, including miR-19a, miR-19b-1 and miR-19b-2, arises from two different paralogous clusters miR-17-92 and miR-106a-363. Although it is identified as oncogenic miRNA, the miR-19 family has also been found to play important roles in regulating normal tissue development. The precise control of miR-19 family level is essential for keeping tissue homeostasis and normal development of organisms. Its dysregulation leads to dysplasia, disease and even cancer. Therefore, this review focuses on the roles of miR-19 family in the development and disease of heart, vessels and neurons to estimate the potential value of miR-19 family as diagnostic biomarker or therapeutic target of cardiac, neurological, and vascular diseases.


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Vasos Sanguíneos/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/genética , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Neurônios/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Humanos
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Life Sci ; 232: 116658, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31310758

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AIMS: To investigate the cardioprotective effects of hypothermic (25 °C) reperfusion on ischemia/reperfusion injury and the role of transient potential channel M8 (TRPM8) in this process. MAIN METHODS: Western blot and real-time PCR were used to monitor the expression of TRPM8 in myocardium. Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury was induced by 30 min of global ischemia followed by 120 min of reperfusion in Langendorff-perfused hearts from Sprague-Dawley rats. The reperfusion was either normothermic (37 °C) or hypothermic (25 °C). Infarct size and left ventricular function were assessed, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and malondialdehyde (MDA) in the coronary effluent were measured spectrophotometrically, and cardiomyocyte apoptosis was detected by TUNEL assay. The expression of TRPM8, Bcl-2, Bax, cleaved capspase-3, RhoA, and ROCK2 was quantified. KEY FINDINGS: TRPM8 protein and mRNA were expressed in rat myocardium. Hypothermic reperfusion decreased the infarct size, LDH activity, MDA content, apoptosis, and expression of Bax, cleaved caspase-3, RhoA, and ROCK2 compared with normothermic reperfusion. These effects were associated with improved recovery of left ventricular contractility, and were reduced by BCTC, a TRPM8 antagonist. Ischemia/reperfusion injury and the increased expression of Bax, caspase-3, RhoA, and ROCK2 induced by normothermic reperfusion were reduced by Icilin, a TRPM8 agonist. SIGNIFICANCE: Hypothermic reperfusion at 25 °C has cardioprotective effects against ischemia/reperfusion injury via activation of TRPM8 to inhibit the oxidative stress-related RhoA/ROCK2 signal pathway.


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Hipotermia/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/prevenção & controle , Canais de Cátion TRPM/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose , Hemodinâmica , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Masculino , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/patologia , Miocárdio/enzimologia , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi ; 35(3): 268-272, 2019 May 28.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257811

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the change of calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) expression at different time in rat tissue with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and its effect on cardiomyocyte apoptosis. METHODS: The healthy Wistar rats were randomly divided into Sham and AMI groups, the rat myocardial infarction model was established by ligating left anterior descending coronary artery. The changes of cardiac morphology and hemodynamics were detected at 1, 2 and 4 weeks,respectively. The expressions of CaSR mRNA and protein in myocardial tissue were detected by RT-PCR and Western blot, respectively. The expressions of Bax, Bcl-2, caspase-3 and caspase-9 proteins were detected by Western blot. The serum levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), creatine kinase (CK) activity and cardiac troponin (cTnT) were determined. The apoptosis of cardiomyocytes were tested by TUNEL staining. RESULTS: Compared with the sham group, the expressions of CaSR mRNA and protein, the apoptosis index were increased significantly with the development of AMI (P<0.05). The ultrastructural damage of cardiomyocytes was serious; the levels of LVSP, +dp/dtmax and -dp/dtmax were decreased,while the levels of LVEDP was increased (P<0.05); In AMI group, the cTnT level, CK and LDH activities were all increased (P<0.05). With the development of myocardial infarction, the cTnT level and CK activity were gradually decreased, while the activity of LDH was not significantly changed. The expressions of promote apoptosis-related Bax, caspase-3 and caspase-9 were significantly increased, and the expression of inhibited apoptosis-related protein(factor)Bcl-2 was significantly decreased (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: With the development of myocardial infarction,the expressions of CaSR mRNA and protein,the apoptosis index in rat myocardial tissue were increased with time prolongation after AMI. The increased expression of CaSR is involved in rat myocardial infarction, which is related with apoptosis.


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Apoptose , Infarto do Miocárdio/metabolismo , Receptores de Detecção de Cálcio/metabolismo , Animais , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Distribuição Aleatória , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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Gene ; 715: 143995, 2019 Oct 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31336140

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Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) refers to the myocardial dysfunction in the absence of coronary artery disease and hypertension. Recently, the role of microRNAs (miRs) in gene expression regulation has attracted much more attention. Studies have shown that the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway is involved in the growth, metabolism and apoptosis of myocardial cells. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the regulatory role of miR-203 in myocardial fibrosis in mice with DCM via involvement of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. Firstly, mouse model of diabetes mellitus (DM) was established and injected with agomir, antagomir or IGF-1 (PI3K/Akt signaling pathway activator) for investigating the role of miR-203 in PIK3CA and the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. PIK3CA was identified as a target gene of miR-203, and overexpressed miR-203 inhibited the activation of PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. The obtained results indicated that up-regulation of miR-203 reduced myocardial hypertrophy, myocardial fibrosis, myocardial apoptosis, and levels of PIK3CA, PI3K, Akt, CoI I, CoI III, ANP, MDA and ROS in the myocardial tissues, by which DM-induced cardiac dysfunction and pathological changes could be ameliorated. Collectively, our present study highlighted that overexpression of miR-203 may function as a cardioprotective regulator in DCM by targeting PIK3CA via inactivation of PI3K/Akt signaling pathway.


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Cardiomiopatias Diabéticas/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Regulação para Cima , Animais , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Cardiomiopatias Diabéticas/patologia , Fibrose , Camundongos , Miocárdio/patologia
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Genome Biol ; 20(1): 105, 2019 06 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31155008

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BACKGROUND: DNA methylation is thought to be an important determinant of human phenotypic variation, but its inherent cell type specificity has impeded progress on this question. At exceptional genomic regions, interindividual variation in DNA methylation occurs systemically. Like genetic variants, systemic interindividual epigenetic variants are stable, can influence phenotype, and can be assessed in any easily biopsiable DNA sample. We describe an unbiased screen for human genomic regions at which interindividual variation in DNA methylation is not tissue-specific. RESULTS: For each of 10 donors from the NIH Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) program, CpG methylation is measured by deep whole-genome bisulfite sequencing of genomic DNA from tissues representing the three germ layer lineages: thyroid (endoderm), heart (mesoderm), and brain (ectoderm). We develop a computational algorithm to identify genomic regions at which interindividual variation in DNA methylation is consistent across all three lineages. This approach identifies 9926 correlated regions of systemic interindividual variation (CoRSIVs). These regions, comprising just 0.1% of the human genome, are inter-correlated over long genomic distances, associated with transposable elements and subtelomeric regions, conserved across diverse human ethnic groups, sensitive to periconceptional environment, and associated with genes implicated in a broad range of human disorders and phenotypes. CoRSIV methylation in one tissue can predict expression of associated genes in other tissues. CONCLUSIONS: In addition to charting a previously unexplored molecular level of human individuality, this atlas of human CoRSIVs provides a resource for future population-based investigations into how interindividual epigenetic variation modulates risk of disease.


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Metilação de DNA , Epigênese Genética , Genoma Humano , Idoso , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Criança , Doença/genética , Feminino , Gâmbia , Variação Genética , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Gravidez , Fenômenos Fisiológicos da Nutrição Pré-Natal , Estações do Ano , Glândula Tireoide/metabolismo
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31176865

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Antarctic notothenioid fishes are highly stenothermal, yet their tolerance for warming is species-dependent. Because a body of literature points to the loss of cardiac function as underlying thermal limits in ectothermic animals, we investigated potential relationships among properties of ventricular mitochondrial membranes in notothenioids with known differences in both cardiac mitochondrial metabolism and organismal thermal tolerance. Fluidity of mitochondrial membranes was quantified by fluorescence depolarization for the white-blooded Chaenocephalus aceratus and the red-blooded Notothenia coriiceps. In these same membranes, lipid compositions and products of lipid peroxidation, the latter of which can disrupt membrane order, were analyzed in both species and in a second icefish, Pseudochaenichthys georgianus. Mitochondrial membranes from C. aceratus were significantly more fluid than those of the more thermotolerant species N. coriiceps (P < .0001). Consistent with this, ratios of total phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) to total phosphatidylcholine (PC) were lower in membranes from both species of icefishes, compared to those of N. coriiceps (P < .05). However, membranes of N. coriiceps displayed a greater unsaturation index (P < .0001). No differences among species were found in membrane products of lipid peroxidation. With rising temperatures, greater contents of PC in mitochondrial membranes from ventricles of icefishes are likely to promote membrane hyperfluidization at a lower temperature than for cardiac mitochondrial membranes from the red-blooded notothenioid. We propose that physical and chemical properties of the mitochondrial membranes may contribute to some of the observed differences in thermal sensitivity of physiological function among these species.


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Lipídeos de Membrana/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Perciformes/metabolismo , Fosfolipídeos/metabolismo , Animais , Regiões Antárticas , Aquecimento Global , Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Fluidez de Membrana , Lipídeos de Membrana/química , Membranas Mitocondriais/metabolismo , Fosfolipídeos/química , Especificidade da Espécie , Termotolerância
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Chem Biol Interact ; 309: 108723, 2019 Aug 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228469

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Ischemic preconditioning and pharmacological preconditioning are common strategies to prevent lethal myocardial injury, especially nutritional preconditioning (NPC). In this study, we investigated the effects of astragaloside IV (Ast), as an NPC agent, on myocardium suffered anoxia/reoxygenation (A/R) injury. Rats received 5 mg/kg Ast daily for 3 weeks by intragastric administration. Then, hearts were harvested and underwent A/R treatment using a Langendorff apparatus. Ast- pretreatment significantly promoted functional recovery of the myocardium, reduced infarct size, and oxidative stress, and decreased the apoptotic index. Similar findings were demonstrated in H9c2 cardiomyocytes that were pretreated with Ast for 24 h. Moreover, Ast-pretreatment significantly upregulated Bcl-2 expression, especially in mitochondria. The effects of Ast treatment against A/R injury were also reflected by increased antioxidant potential, inhibited reactive oxygen species (ROS) burst, increased oxygen consumption rate, maintained mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), inhibited mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening, and prevented apoptosis. Selective inhibition of Bcl-2 by ABT-737 decreased myocardial injury protection of Ast. Ast-pretreatment resulted in NPC- related effects against A/R, and mitochondria may be the target of a cascade of events elicited by upregulating Bcl-2 expression, promoting translocation of Bcl-2 into mitochondria, maintaining MMP, inhibiting ROS bursts, thereby leading to recovery of mitochondrial respiration, preventing mPTP opening, decreasing cytochrome C release, preventing apoptosis, and ultimately alleviating myocardial injury.


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Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Saponinas/farmacologia , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Animais , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos de Bifenilo/farmacologia , Compostos de Bifenilo/uso terapêutico , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Citocromos c/metabolismo , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Transporte da Membrana Mitocondrial/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/prevenção & controle , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/citologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Nitrofenóis/farmacologia , Nitrofenóis/uso terapêutico , Piperazinas/farmacologia , Piperazinas/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/antagonistas & inibidores , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Sulfonamidas/farmacologia , Sulfonamidas/uso terapêutico , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 231: 116569, 2019 Aug 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31202841

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AIM: The IRE1 signaling pathway is implicated in I/R injury. However, little is known about the involvement of this pathway in low-dose LPS treatment of myocardial I/R injury. Thus, an attempt was made to determine the relationship between the IRE1 pathway and I/R injury using rats or in vitro H9C2 cell myocardial I/R injury models. MAIN METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats and cultured H9C2 cells were pretreated with low-dose LPS and subjected to myocardial I/R injury models. KEY FINDINGS: Low-dose LPS did not affect normal rat or cellular function. Compared with the I/R group, treatment with LPS attenuated myocardial apoptosis, decreased plasma LDH and CK-MB activities, reduced myocardium infarct size, and downregulated caspase-3 expression. Moreover, the protein or mRNA expression levels of the IRE1 signaling pathway-related proteins Grp78, IRE1, p-ASK1, ASK1, p-JNK, and JNK were notably increased during I/R injury but significantly decreased by low-dose LPS treatment both in rats and in H9C2 cells. SIGNIFICANCE: Low-dose LPS exhibited therapeutic effects in myocardial I/R injury. Most importantly, the cardioprotective mechanism of low-dose LPS may be associated with the IRE1 signaling pathway.


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Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Isquemia Miocárdica/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/metabolismo , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , MAP Quinase Quinase Quinase 5/metabolismo , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/fisiologia , Masculino , Infarto do Miocárdio/metabolismo , Isquemia Miocárdica/metabolismo , Isquemia Miocárdica/fisiopatologia , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/fisiopatologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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