MD Biosciences preclinical services offers an occlusion-induced IR injury model enabling the ability to study the functional relevance of a drug treatment on the heart following direct coronary flow and the mechanisms by which the drug promotes myocardial protection.
(PRWEB) June 16, 2010 -- MD Biosciences, a Preclinical Contract Research Organization (CRO), offers in vivo models for the study of myocardial infarct (MI). The occlusion-induced myocardial infarct model is a well-known technique for investigating the cardio-protection of a drug therapy in the event of ischemia/reperfusion injury. The advantage of the model is the ability to study the functional relevance of a drug treatment on the heart following direct coronary flow and the mechanisms by which the drug promotes myocardial protection.
Occlusion-induced Ischemia Reperfusion Injury
Occlusion of the left coronary artery is performed to mimic myocardial infarction in humans that results from occlusion of arteriosclerotic plaques of coronary arteries. Using this model, scientists can get a better understanding of the functional, structural and molecular changes associated with clinical ischemic heart disease as well as investigate the cardio-protection of potential drug therapies. Following the 45 minutes of LAD occlusion, the LAD is opened and coronary blood flow is allowed. Therefore, any IV dosed drug will reach the heart tissue an
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