Role of ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channels in Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Induced Tissue Protection.

Author(s) Aggarwal, S.; Randhawa, P.Kaur; Singh, N.; Jaggi, A.Singh
Journal J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther
Date Published 2017 Sep
Abstract

Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is an innovative treatment strategy that alleviates ischemia-reperfusion injury, whereby short episodes of regional ischemia and reperfusion delivered to remote organs including hind limb, kidney and intestine, and so on provide protection to the heart. The RIPC is known to reduce infarct size, serum levels of cardiac enzymes, and myocardial dysfunction in various animal species as well as in patients. There have been a large number of studies suggesting that the ATP-sensitive potassium channels (KATP channel) play a significant role as a mediator or end effector in RIPC. The present review discusses the role of KATP channels and possible mechanisms in RIPC-induced cardioprotection.

DOI 10.1177/1074248416687873
ISSN 1940-4034
Citation Aggarwal S, Randhawa PK, Singh N, Jaggi AS. Role of ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channels in Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Induced Tissue Protection. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2017;22(5):467-475.