Transcription profiling of hearts from young (2-4 month) and moderately aged (16-18 month) C57/Bl6 male mice subjected to i) 20 min global ischaemia, 60 min reperfusion or ii) 80 min aerobic perfusion/normoxia
ABSTRACT: Hearts from young (2-4 month) and moderately aged (16-18 month) C57/Bl6 male mice were subjected to i) 20 min global ischaemia, 60 min reperfusion or ii) 80 min aerobic perfusion/normoxia.
Aged hearts exhibit reduced tolerance to ischemia-reperfusion, together with altered structure and post-ischemic remodelling. The molecular bases of such changes are unclear. Using cDNA microarrays and quantitative RT-PCR we characterized shifts in gene expression patterns with aging in normoxic and post-ischemic (20 min global ischemia, 60 min reperfusion) murine hearts (young: 2-4 months; aged: 16-18 months). We identified an age-associated up-regulation of transcripts involved in cell death, ...[more]
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