The effects of the Rhodiolae rosea extract on contractility of rat hearts isolated by the Langendorff's technique, creatine phosphokinase activity in the perfusate, and induction of myocardial stress protein synthesis (hsp-70) were studied after total ischemia and reperfusion. The adaptogen produces cardioprotector effects and prevents ischemia- and reperfusion-induced contractility aberrations. The possible role of inducible stress proteins (hsp-70) in these effects is discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1996|
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