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Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol. 2013 Dec;41(6):428-36. doi: 10.3109/21691401.2012.762370. Epub 2013 Jan 23.

Carbon monoxide form of PEGylated hemoglobin protects myocardium against ischemia/reperfusion injury in diabetic and normal mice.

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Department of Medicine, Diabetes Research Program, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York , NY , USA.


We investigated the pre-clinical utility of carbon monoxide form of PEGylated hemoglobin (PEG-Hb also named SANGUINATE(™)) in myocardial infarction (MI) and in particular the response of diabetic tissues to superimposed ischemia/reperfusion injury. SANGUINATE(™) was evaluated in diabetic and normal mice subjected to 30 min of coronary artery ligation followed by either 48 h or 28 days of reperfusion. Our results demonstrate that SANGUINATE(™) was effective in reducing infarct size when administered either prior to left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) occlusion or during reperfusion. This finding is an important step in exploring the efficacy of a pharmacoinvasive strategy using SANGUINATE(™) in patients with acute coronary syndromes.

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