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Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2009 Nov;90(1-2):21-5. doi: 10.1016/j.prostaglandins.2009.06.006. Epub 2009 Jun 25.

Comparison of microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1 deletion and COX-2 inhibition in acute cardiac ischemia in mice.

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Department of Research, Division of Neonatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA.


The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of genetic mPGES-1 loss and COX-2 inhibition on myocardial damage after coronary occlusion. mPGES-1(-/-) mice and their wild-type littermates were injected with vehicle or COX-2 inhibitor (celecoxib), and 30min later the left coronary artery was surgically occluded. At 24h, myocardial infarct (MI) volume was measured histologically. Post-MI survival was reduced in WT mice receiving celecoxib (12/20) compared with vehicle-treated controls (12/12) or the loss of mPGES-1 (13/13) together with increased phosphokinase (CPK) and cardiac troponin-I release. Endogenous mPGES-1 expression was unchanged by ischemia in WT mice and absent in mPGES-1(-/-) hearts. COX-2 expression was markedly increased at 24h after MI in WT hearts; this upregulation was largely attenuated in mPGES-1(-/-) mice. We conclude that loss of mPGES-1 prevents the upregulation of COX-2 after myocardial infarct, and in contrast to inhibition of COX-2, does not increase ischemic myocardial damage.

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