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PubMed 23863682


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Title: [Voltage dependent anion channel 2 involved mitochondrial apoptosis and its possible regulatory signal pathway in hearts of rats with severe scalds].

Authors: Yong-qiang Feng, Jia-ke Chai, Wan-li Chu, Hong-jie Duan, Li Ma, Hai-jun Zhang

Journal, date & volume: Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi, 2013 Mar 26 , 93, 939-43

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23863682


Abstract
To explore the role of voltage dependent anion channel 2 (VDAC2) involved mitochondrial apoptosis in heart injury of rats with severe scald injury and elucidate its possible regulatory signal pathway.A total of 60 Wistar rats were divided into sham scald group (n = 30) and scald group (n = 30) according to a random digital table. Blood and heart tissue samples were harvested at Day 1, 7, 14 post scalding. Myocardial injury was assessed with cardiac troponin I (cTnI) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Mitochondrial apoptosis activation was evaluated by the expressions of Bax/Bcl-2 ratio, cytoplasmic cytochrome C and VDAC2. And the levels of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, p-Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3β and hexokinase 2 protein were determined by Western blot.The serum levels of cTnI were significantly higher in scald group than those in sham scald group at Day 1, 7, 14 ((1.41 ± 0.25) vs (0.53 ± 0.23) µg/L, (1.93 ± 0.53) vs (0.43 ± 0.23) µg/L, (1.62 ± 0.34) vs (0.41 ± 0.22) µg/L respectively, all P < 0.05). Compared with sham scald group, Bax/Bcl-2 ratio increased significantly in scald group at Day 1, 7 day post-scalding (3.360 ± 0.173 vs 0.623 ± 0.044, 2.736 ± 0.341 vs 0.698 ± 0.064, 1.290 ± 0.234 vs 0.718 ± 0.063 respectively, all P < 0.05), VDAC2 protein level in scald group decreased significantly at Day 1, 7, 14 (0.070 ± 0.009 vs 0.328 ± 0.026, 0.007 ± 0.002 vs 0.291 ± 0.025, 0.009 ± 0.004 vs 0.302 ± 0.037 respectively, all P < 0.05), the cytoplasmic levels of cytochrome increased significantly in scald group at Day 1, 7, 14 (0.418 ± 0.030 vs 0.022 ± 0.007, 1.685 ± 0.169 vs 0.030 ± 0.011, 0.300 ± 0.037 vs 0.098 ± 0.014 respectively, all P < 0.05), the expression of PI3K was significantly lower in scald group at Day 14 post-scalding (0.083 ± 0.015 vs 0.328 ± 0.011, P < 0.05), the expressions of p-GSK3β all reduced significantly at Day 1, 7, 14 (0.098 ± 0.014 vs 0.446 ± 0.031, 0.064 ± 0.002 vs 0.476 ± 0.054, 0.074 ± 0.010 vs 0.442 ± 0.041, respectively, all P < 0.05) and the expressions of HK2 were lower at Day 7, 14 post-scalding (0.390 ± 0.027 vs 0.611 ± 0.070, 0.267 ± 0.018 vs 0.490 ± 0.042, respectively, all P < 0.05).VDAC2 involved mitochondrial apoptosis is activated in myocardium after severe scalds. And it may be regulated by the pathway of PI3K-GSK-HK2.