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Cardiovascular Diabetology

, 10:59

First Online: 30 June 2011Received: 10 April 2011Accepted: 30 June 2011


BackgroundLack of suitable mouse models has hindered the studying of diabetic macrovascular complications. We examined the effects of type 2 diabetes on coronary artery disease and cardiac function in hypercholesterolemic low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient apolipoprotein B100-only mice LDLRApoB.

Methods and results18-month-old LDLRApoB n = 12, diabetic LDLRApoB mice overexpressing insulin-like growth factor-II IGF-II in pancreatic beta cells IGF-II-LDLRApoB, n = 14 and age-matched C57Bl-6 mice n = 15 were studied after three months of high-fat Western diet. Compared to LDLRApoB mice, diabetic IGF-II-LDLRApoB mice demonstrated more calcified atherosclerotic lesions in aorta. However, compensatory vascular enlargement was similar in both diabetic and non-diabetic mice with equal atherosclerosis cross-sectional lesion area ~60% and consequently the lumen area was preserved. In coronary arteries, both hypercholesterolemic models showed significant stenosis ~80% despite positive remodeling. Echocardiography revealed severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction and anteroapical akinesia in both LDLRApoB and IGF-II-LDLRApoB mice. Myocardial scarring was not detected, cardiac reserve after dobutamine challenge was preserved and ultrasructural changes revealed ischemic yet viable myocardium, which together with coronary artery stenosis and slightly impaired myocardial perfusion suggest myocardial hibernation resulting from chronic hypoperfusion.

ConclusionsLDLRApoB mice develop significant coronary atherosclerosis, severe left ventricular dysfunction with preserved but diminished cardiac reserve and signs of chronic myocardial hibernation. However, the cardiac outcome is not worsened by type 2 diabetes, despite more advanced aortic atherosclerosis in diabetic animals.


amabnormal mitochondria

ANOVAanalysis of variance


AWanterior wall

CADcoronary artery disease

cfcollagen fibril

CPScontrast pulse sequence


dbdense bodies


EFejection fraction

EKVelectrocardiogram kilohertz-based visualization


FSfractional shortening


GTTglucose tolerance test

IDinternal diameter

IGF-IIinsulin-like growth factor-II


LAXlateral axis

LDLRlow density lipoprotein receptor

LVleft ventricle


mfmyelin figures

MImyocardial infarction

nmnormal mitochondria

NDnot detected

PWposterior wall


SAXsagittal axis

SDstandard deviation

SR-BIscavenger receptor class B type I


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Author: Suvi E Heinonen - Mari Merentie - Marja Hedman - Petri I Mäkinen - Elina Loponen - Ivana Kholová - Fatima Bosch - Markk

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1475-2840-10-59

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