OS 36-04 KRUPPEL LIKE FACTOR 15 IS ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY IN AN EXPERIMENTAL MODEL OF KIDNEY DISEASE.
Sheila Patel, Elena Velkoska, Louise Burrell
J Hypertens | Published : 2016
OBJECTIVE: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is prevalent in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a major cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Treatment of LVH in CKD is based on blood pressure control. The Kruppel like factor 15 (KLF15) is expressed in the heart and acts as a repressor of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis. The role of cardiac KLF15 in the development of LVH in rats with CKD secondary to subtotal nephrectomy (STNx) or the effects of ACE inhibition on KLF15 levels has not been addressed previously. DESIGN AND METHOD: Female Sprague Dawley rats underwent STNx and were treated for 4 weeks with either vehicle or the ACE inhibitor ramipril (oral 1mg/kg). Control rats rece..View full abstract