Mali VR, Pan G, Deshpande M, Thandavarayan RA, Xu J, Yang XP, Palaniyandi SS. Cardiac mitochondrial respiratory dysfunction and tissue damage in chronic hyperglycemia correlate with reduced aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 activity. PLoS One. 2016;11(10):e0163158.
Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) 2 is a mitochondrial isozyme of the heart involved in the metabolism of toxic aldehydes produced from oxidative stress. We hypothesized that hyperglycemia-mediated decrease in ALDH2 activity may impair mitochondrial respiration and ultimately result in cardiac damage. A single dose (65 mg/kg; i.p.) streptozotocin injection to rats resulted in hyperglycemia with blood glucose levels of 443 ± 9 mg/dl versus 121 ± 7 mg/dl in control animals, p
Medical Subject Headings
Aldehyde Dehydrogenase, Mitochondrial; Animals; Cardiomegaly; Chronic Disease; Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental; Hyperglycemia; Male; Mitochondria; Myocardium; Oxidative Stress; Oxygen Consumption; Rats; Rats, Sprague-Dawley