To evaluate the possible variations of adenosine receptor (AR) profile together with TNF-α and IL-6 mRNA in cardiac tissue of obese Zucker rats (OZR) during fasting conditions (fc) and during the induction of acute hyperglycemia (AH). OZR (O, n=21) and age-matched lean control rats (CO, n=18) were studied during fc (COfc, n=8; Ofc, n=13) and during the induction of AH (COAH, n=10; OAH, n=8). The histopathologic analysis performed on O and CO heart samples did not show abnormalities of myocardial structure. The AR transcriptomic profile was analyzed in O and CO by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and a significantly lower mRNA expression was observed for A2AR in O with respect to CO (p=0.047), while a significant upregulation was observed for A3R in O with respect to CO (p=0.002). No significant differences between O and CO were observed for TNF-α or IL-6. Correlations were found between glycemia and A1R (p=0.03) and A2BR (p=0.002); total cholesterol and A2BR (p=0.02) and A3R (p=0.0002), as well as between IL-6 and A1R (p=0.05) and TNF-α and A2AR (p<0.0001). The modulation of ARs in these settings could represent a promising approach to pharmacological treatment, which must be supported by diet restrictions and physical exercise.
|Autori interni:||MATTII, LETIZIA|
|Autori:||Cabiati, M; Svezia, B; Guzzardi, Ma; Mattii, L; D'Amico, A; Caselli, C; Prescimone, T; Morales, Ma; Del Ry, S.|
|Titolo:||Adenosine receptor transcriptomic profile in cardiac tissue of a Zucker rat model|
|Anno del prodotto:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1089/dna.2014.2770|
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