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The Interplay of Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Cardiovascular Fibrosis in Obese Rats



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Souza Neto, Francisco V. and Jiménez González, Sara and Delgado Valero, Beatriz and Jurado López, Raquel and Genty, Marie and Romero Miranda, Ana and Rodríguez, Cristina and Nieto, María Luisa and Martínez Martínez, Ernesto and Cachofeiro, Victoria (2021) The Interplay of Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Cardiovascular Fibrosis in Obese Rats. Antioxidants, 10 (8). p. 1274. ISSN 2076-3921

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox10081274


We have evaluated the role of mitochondrial oxidative stress and its association with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress activation in the progression of obesity-related cardiovascular fibrosis. MitoQ (200 µM) was orally administered for 7 weeks to male Wistar rats that were fed a high-fat diet (HFD, 35% fat) or a control diet (CT, 3.5% fat). Obese animals presented cardiovascular fibrosis accompanied by increased levels of extracellular matrix proteins and profibrotic mediators. These alterations were associated with ER stress activation characterized by enhanced levels (in heart and aorta vs. CT group, respectively) of immunoglobulin binding protein (BiP; 2.1-and 2.6-fold, respectively), protein disulfide-isomerase A6 (PDIA6; 1.9-fold) and CCAAT-enhancer-binding homologous protein (CHOP; 1.5- and 1.8-fold, respectively). MitoQ treatment was able to prevent (p < 0.05) these modifications at cardiac and aortic levels. MitoQ (5 nM) and the ER stress inhibitor, 4-phenyl butyric acid (4 µM), were able to block the prooxidant and profibrotic effects of angiotensin II (Ang II, 10−6 M) in cardiac and vascular cells. Therefore, the data show a crosstalk between mitochondrial oxidative stress and ER stress activation, which mediates the development of cardiovascular fibrosis in the context of obesity and in which Ang II can play a relevant role.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:cardiovascular fibrosis; endoplasmic reticulum stress; mitochondrial oxidative stress; obesity
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Cardiology
Medical sciences > Medicine > Endocrinology
Medical sciences > Medicine > Psychiatry
ID Code:72090
Deposited On:06 May 2022 16:29
Last Modified:09 May 2022 07:12

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