ID 111510
Author
Ieishi, Kiyoshi Kagawa Prefectural Shirotori Hospital
Nomura, Masahiro The University of Tokushima
Kawano, Tomohito The University of Tokushima
Fujimoto, Sayuri The University of Tokushima
Ikefuji, Hiroyuki The University of Tokushima
Noda, Yoshiko Kagawa Prefectural Shirotori Hospital
Nishikado, Akiyoshi Kagawa Prefectural Shirotori Hospital
Keywords
G-CSF
myocardial infarction
reperfusion
coronary artery
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Purpose : It has been reported that G-CSF administration improves cardiac function by reducing the area of the infarct in a myocardial infarction model rat. In the present study, myocardial infarction model rats, produced by ligation of the left anterior coronary artery, were prepared. The G-CSF effect for treating cardiac muscle cell disorders by ischemia reperfusion was studied. Methods : Myocardial infarction model rats were produced by ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery in 12-week-old Wistar rats. G-CSF was administered subcutaneously daily at a dose of 100 μg/kg/day for 5 days to rats with a complete ligation (MI-G group, n=6) and rats in which the ligated coronary artery was reperfused 30 minutes after the ligation (R-G group, n=6). Physiological saline was subcutaneously administered to rats with a complete ligation and reperfusion (MI-C and R-C groups, respectively, n=6 each), as controls. After 4 weeks, the infarct area ratio (%), cardiac function on echocardiography (left ventricular ejection fraction), and a myocardial histopathological diagnosis were carried out and the results compared among the groups. Results : No significant differences were found in the proportion of the residual heart muscle in the infarct lesion, myocardial wall thickness, or left ventricular ejection fraction between the MI-G and MI-C groups. In contrast, the infarct area, myocardial wall thickness, and left ventricular ejection fraction were significantly improved in the R-G group compared to the R-C group (p<0.05). Conclusions : Any inhibitory effect of G-CSF on the infarct lesion was found in the myocardial infarction reperfusion model rat, but only a small effect was found in rats with a complete ligation-induced myocardial infarction. The findings in the present study, therefore, suggest that G-CSF is effective for treating cardiac muscle cell disorders by ischemia reperfusion.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
54
Issue
1-2
Start Page
177
End Page
183
Sort Key
177
Published Date
2007-02
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences