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RISK pathway is involved in oxytocin postconditioning in isolated rat heart

Polshekan, M. and Jamialahmadi, K. and Khori, V. and Alizadeh, A.M. and Saeidi, M. and Ghayour-Mobarhan, M. and Jand, Y. and Ghahremani, M.H. and Yazdani, Y. (2016) RISK pathway is involved in oxytocin postconditioning in isolated rat heart. Peptides, 86. pp. 55-62.

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The reperfusion injury salvage kinase (RISK) pathway is a fundamental signal transduction cascade in the cardioprotective mechanism of ischemic postconditioning. In the present study, we examined the cardioprotective role of oxytocin as a postconditioning agent via activation of the RISK pathway (PI3K/Akt and ERK1/2). Animals were randomly divided into 6 groups. The hearts were subjected under 30 minutes (min) ischemia and 100 min reperfusion. OT was perfused 15 min at the early phase of reperfusion. RISK pathway inhibitors (Wortmannin; an Akt inhibitor, PD98059; an ERK1/2 inhibitor) and Atosiban (an OT receptor antagonist) were applied either alone 10 min before the onset of the ischemia or in the combination with OT during early reperfusion phase. Myocardial infarct size, hemodynamic factors, ventricular arrhythmia, coronary flow and cardiac biochemical marker were measured at the end of reperfusion. OT postconditioning (OTpost), significantly decreased the infarct size, arrhythmia score, incidence of ventricular fibrillation, Lactate dehydrogenase and it increased coronary flow. The cardioprotective effect of OTpos was abrogated by PI3K/Akt, ERK1/2 inhibitors and Atosiban. Our data have shown that OTpost can activate RISK pathway mostly via the PI3K/Akt and ERK1/2 signaling cascades during the early phase of reperfusion. © 2016 Elsevier Inc.

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Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2017 08:18
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4876

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