The role of apelin in central cardiovascular regulation in rats with post-infarct heart failure maintained on a normal fat or high fat diet

K. Czarzasta , A. Cudnoch-Jedrzejewska , E. Szczepańska-Sadowska , Łukasz Fus , Liana Puchalska , Agata Gondek , Jakub Dobruch , Ryszard Gomółka , Robert Wrzesień , Tymoteusz Zera , Barbara Górnicka , Marek Kuch


Based on the available literature, it can be assumed that in cases of post-infarct heart failure (HF) and obesity, a significant change in the central regulation of the cardiovascular system takes place with, among others, the involvement of the apelinergic system. The main objective of the present study was to clarify the role of apelin-13 in the central regulation of the cardiovascular system in Sprague Dawley rats with HF or sham operated (SO) and fed on a normal fat (NFD) or a high fat diet (HFD). The study was divided into two parts: Part I, hemodynamic studies; and Part II, biochemical and molecular studies. The animals were subjected to the following research procedures. Part I and II: feeding NFD or HFD; experimental induction of HF or SO; Part I: intracerebroventricular (ICV) infusion of the examined substances, monitoring of mean arterial blood pressure (MABP) and heart rate (HR); Part II: venous blood and tissue samples collected. ICV infusion of apelin-13 caused significantly higher changes in ΔMABP in the SO NFD group. No changes were noted in ΔHR in any of the studied groups. Apelin and apelin receptor (APJ) mRNA expression in the brain and adipose tissues was higher in the HF rats. HFD causes significant increase in expression of apelin and APJ mRNA in the left ventricle. In conclusion, HF and HFD appear to play an important role in modifying the activity of the central apelinergic system and significant changes in mRNA expression of apelin and APJ receptor.
Author K. Czarzasta
K. Czarzasta,,
, A. Cudnoch-Jedrzejewska
A. Cudnoch-Jedrzejewska,,
, E. Szczepańska-Sadowska
E. Szczepańska-Sadowska,,
, Łukasz Fus
Łukasz Fus,,
, Liana Puchalska
Liana Puchalska,,
, Agata Gondek
Agata Gondek,,
, Jakub Dobruch
Jakub Dobruch,,
, Ryszard Gomółka (FEIT / PE)
Ryszard Gomółka,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Robert Wrzesień
Robert Wrzesień,,
, Tymoteusz Zera
Tymoteusz Zera,,
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Journal seriesClinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, ISSN 1440-1681, [0305-1870]
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in Englishapelin; APJ receptor; blood pressure; high fat diet; post-infarct heart failure
ASJC Classification2737 Physiology (medical); 3004 Pharmacology; 1314 Physiology
ProjectResearch on measurement, circuit and signal theory and electronic circuits and systems. Project leader: Starecki Tomasz, , Phone: +48 22 234 6163; +48 22 234 3657, start date 12-05-2016, end date 31-12-2017, ISE/2016/DS, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)25
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 16-10-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 16-10-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.644; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 2.01 (2) - 2016=2.299 (5)
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