Hydrogen sulphide and nitric oxide cooperate in cardioprotection against ischemia/reperfusion injury in isolated rat heart
Ng, Ozden Hatirnaz
Tansel, Cihan Demirci
Dogan, Birsel Sonmez Uydes
Ilkay Armutak, Elif
Gurevin, Ebru Gurel
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CitationUstunova, S., Takir, S., Yilmazer, N., Bulut, H., Altindirek, D., Ng, O. H., ... & Gurevin, E. G. (2020). Hydrogen Sulphide and Nitric Oxide Cooperate in Cardioprotection Against Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Isolated Rat Heart. In Vivo, 34(5), 2507-2516.
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study was designed to provide further evidence for the interactions between hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and nitric oxide (NO) in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rat hearts were studied with the Langendorff technique using the H2S donor sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS, 40 μM) and the cystathionine gamma-lyase (CTH or CSE) inhibitor DL-propargylglycine (PAG, 1 mM). NO synthase inhibitor L-NG-nitroarginine methyl ester (L-NAME, 30 mg/kg, 7 days) was administered before the isolation. The hearts were homogenized for biochemical and molecular analysis. RESULTS: NaHS reversed I/R-induced cardiac performance impairment, increased tissue nitric oxide production and decreased tissue markers for cardiac injury, while L-NAME inhibited these effects. The expression of CTH was increased with PAG, which was suppressed by L-NAME. CONCLUSION: H2S and NO increase each other's production suggesting their interaction and cooperation in cardioprotection against I/R injury.