DUAL INHIBITION OF CATHEPSIN G AND CHYMASE AFTER ISCHEMIA REPERFUSION: THE ROLE OF INFLAMMATORY SERINE PROTEASES IN ISCHEMIA REPERFUSION INJURY
|Kiani, Mohammad F.
|Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world (4). Restoration of coronary flow to the ischemic myocardium by interventions such as angioplasty, thrombolytic treatment or coronary bypass surgery is the current standard therapy for AMI (5). However, reperfusion of the ischemic myocardium may result in paradoxical cardiomyocyte dysfunction and worsen tissue damage, in a process known as “reperfusion injury” (6). Ischemic reperfusion (IR) injury may intensify pathological processes that contribute to the generation of oxyradicals, disturbances in cation homeostasis, and depletion of cellular energy stores, which may elicit arrhythmias, contractile dysfunction, and ultrastructural damage of the myocardium. These changes can lead to heart failure and ultimately sudden death. The exact mechanisms of IR injury are not fully known (7). Molecular, cellular, and tissue alterations such as cell death, inflammation, neurohumoral activation, and oxidat
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