Published in Cardiovascular Week, April 19th, 2010
"However, it is unclear whether long-term BNP treatment affects cardiac hypertrophy and, if so, its mechanism of action. In the present study, we investigated the effects of long-term BNP treatment on cardiac hypertrophy and the molecular mechanisms involved. 2. Cardiac hypertrophy was established in rats by ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery. After treatment with BNP (5 or 15 mu g/kg per day) for 8 weeks, indices...
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