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Title: Insulin alone or with captopril: effects on signaling pathways (AKT and AMPK) and oxidative balance after ischemia-reperfusion in isolated hearts
Authors: OLIVEIRA, Ubirajara Oliveira deBELLO-KEIN, AdrianeOLIVEIRA, Alvaro Reischak deKUCHASKI, Luiz CarlosMACHADO, Ubiratan FabresIRIGOYEN, Maria ClaudiaSCHAAN, Beatriz D'Agord
Citation: FUNDAMENTAL & CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, v.26, n.6, p.679-689, 2012
Abstract: Insulin and the inhibition of the reninangiotensin system have independent benefits for ischemiareperfusion injury, but their combination has not been tested. Our aim was to evaluate the effects of insulin+captopril on insulin/angiotensin signaling pathways and cardiac function in the isolated heart subjected to ischemiareperfusion. Isolated hearts were perfused (Langendorff technique) with KrebsHenseleit (KH) buffer for 25 min. Global ischemia was induced (20 min), followed by reperfusion (30 min) with KH (group KH), KH+angiotensin-I (group A), KH+angiotensin-I+captopril (group AC), KH+insulin (group I), KH+insulin+angiotensin-I (group IA), or KH+insulin+angiotensin-I+captopril (group IAC). Group A had a 24% reduction in developed pressure and an increase in end-diastolic pressure vs. baseline, effects that were reverted in groups AC, IA, and IAC. The phosphorylation of protein kinase B (AKT) was higher in groups I and IA vs. groups KH and A. The phosphorylation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) was similar to 31% higher in groups I, IA, and IAC vs. groups KH, A, and AC. The tert-butyl hydroperoxide (tBOOH)-induced chemiluminescence was lower (similar to 2.2 times) in all groups vs. group KH and was similar to 35% lower in group IA vs. group A. Superoxide dismutase content was lower in groups A, AC, and IAC vs. group KH. Catalase activity was similar to 28% lower in all groups (except group IA) vs. group KH. During reperfusion of the ischemic heart, insulin activates the AKT and AMPK pathways and inhibits the deleterious effects of angiotensin-I perfusion on SOD expression and cardiac function. The addition of captopril does not potentiate these effects.
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