May 18, 2004

The protective effect of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist on postischemic reperfused myocardium and its possible mechanism

Zhonghua yi xue za zhi
Yong-jun LiDa-long Ma


To observe the dynamic changes of plasma inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) in patients with acute myocardiac infarction (AMI) before and after recanalization of the infarct related artery (IRA) and to observe the effect of recombinant human IL-1 receptor antagonist (rhIL-1ra) on the postischemic reperfused myocardium in experimental rabbits. (1) ELISA was used to measure the plasma IL-1 beta of 22 AMI patients, 20 males and 2 females, aged 64 +/- 12, before emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and 12 hours and 24 hours after-intervention, and measure the plasma IL-1 beta of 8 healthy controls, 6 males and 2 females, aged 56 +/- 9. (2) Forty rabbits underwent ligation of the left circumflex branch of coronary artery (LCX) for 50 minutes and reperfusion for 4 hours after the ligatures were untied. The rabbits were randomly divided into 4 groups of 10 rabbits to be injected into the left ventricle immediately before the reperfusion with rhIL-1ra 10 mg/kg (group A), 20 mg/kg (group B), or 40 mg/kg (group C), and normal saline (control group) respectively. After reperfusion of 4 hours, the LCX was re-ligated. Evans blue was injected into the left ventricle. 15% KCl was injected intravenously to kill...Continue Reading

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Reperfusion Injury
Arterial System
Annexin A5
Normal saline
Apoptosis, Intrinsic Pathway
Chimeric Proteins, Recombinant
Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
Left Ventricular Structure

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