Journal article

Disturbed Fatty Acid Oxidation, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, and Apoptosis in Left Ventricle of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes.

Marko Ljubkovic, Melanie Gressette, Cristijan Bulat, Marija Cavar, Darija Bakovic, Damir Fabijanic, Ivica Grkovic, Christophe Lemaire, Jasna Marinovic

Diabetes | Published : 2019


Chronic heart failure is a common complication in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). T2DM is associated with disturbed metabolism of fat, which can result in excessive accumulation of lipids in cardiac muscle. In the current study, we assessed mitochondrial oxidation of carbohydrates and fatty acids, lipid accumulation, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and apoptosis in diabetic left ventricle. Left ventricular myocardium from 37 patients (a group of patients with diabetes and a group of patients without diabetes [ejection fraction >50%]) undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery was obtained by subepicardial needle biopsy. The group with diabetes had a significantly decre..

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