BACKGROUND: The neuronal isoform of nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) has been implicated in the regulation of basal and beta-adrenergic inotropy in normal and chronically infarcted hearts. Furthermore, myocardial nNOS expression and activity increase in failing hearts, raising the possibility that nNOS may influence left ventricular (LV) remodeling progression and functional deterioration after myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared LV remodeling at 1, 4, and 8 weeks after ...Expand abstract
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nNOS gene deletion exacerbates pathological left ventricular remodeling and functional deterioration after myocardial infarction.
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