BH4 increases nNOS Activity and preserves left ventricular function in diabetes
Rationale: In diabetic patients, heart failure with predominant left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction is a common complication for which there is no effective treatment. Oxidation of the NOS (nitric oxide synthase) cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) and dysfunctional NOS activity have been implicated in the pathogenesis of the diabetic vascular and cardiomyopathic phenotype.
Objective: Using mice models and human myocardial samples, we evalua... Expand abstract
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