PubMed 25650182

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPV , TRPV1

Title: Nerve growth factor rescues diabetic mice heart after ischemia/reperfusion injury via up-regulation of the TRPV1 receptor.

Authors: Liang-rong Zheng, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Jie Han, Ze-Wei Sun, Shi-Xian Zhou, Wen-Ting Zhao, Li-Hong Wang

Journal, date & volume: J. Diabetes Complicat., 2015 Apr , 29, 323-8

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Nerve growth factor (NGF), a member of the neurotrophin family, plays an essential role in diabetic neuropathy and ischemic heart disease. In the present study, we explored the potential role of NGF and the involvement of TRPV1 receptor in isolated diabetic mouse hearts following ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury.Adenovirus-mediated NGF gene delivery was performed on diabetic and sham hearts 8weeks after streptozotocin treatment. The sciatic nerve conduction velocity was recorded using a biological signal acquisition system. Forty-eight hours after heart surgery, mice were subjected to I/R injury using a Langendorff system. Several cardiac parameters and the expression of associated molecules were analyzed during the experiment.The sciatic nerve conduction velocity was reduced in diabetic mice compared with that in control mice. Decreased expression of NGF, TRPV1, and the downstream neurotransmitters CGRP and SP was observed in the diabetic hearts. Adenovirus-mediated NGF overexpression reversed the reduction in TRPV1 and downstream neuropeptides, resulting in improved cardiac recovery post-I/R injury in diabetic hearts. The protective effect of NGF was abolished by CGRP8-37 (a selective CGRP antagonist), while it was preserved by low-dose capsaicin.The NGF-induced up-regulation of TRPV1 via the increased synthesis and release of endogenous CGRP leads to improved cardiac performance in I/R-injured diabetic heart.