Cerebrovascular function, oxidative stress, and learning capacities

Drinking green tea is linked to protecting cerebrovascular blood flow and learning capabilities in an exciting new study by Drouin et al. Listen in as Associate Editor Nancy Kanagy interviews lead author Eric Thorin (University of Montreal, Montreal Heart Institute Research Center) and expert Frank Faraci (University of Iowa) in a lively discussion of this ground-breaking research.

Annick Drouin, Virginie Bolduc, Nathalie Thorin-Trescases, Élisabeth Bélanger, Priscilla Fernandes, Edward Baraghis, Frédéric Lesage, Marc-Antoine Gillis, Louis Villeneuve, Edith Hamel, Guylaine Ferland, and Eric Thorin. Catechin treatment improves cerebrovascular flow-mediated dilation and learning abilities in atherosclerotic mice. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 300: H1032-H1043 2011.

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Low-level alpha-MHC expression in pig myocardium

We get right to the point in our latest podcast discussing the elegant study by Locher et al in our March 2011 issues of AJP-Heart and Circ. Senior Associate Editor David Kass moderates a meaningful conversation with lead author Richard Moss, first author Matthew Locher (both of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison) and expert Henk Granzier (University of Arizona, Tucson) to provide our readers with thoughtful commentary and spot-on analysis of this important article.

Matthew R. Locher, Maria V. Razumova, Julian E. Stelzer, Holly S. Norman, and Richard L. Moss. Effects of low-level α-myosin heavy chain expression on contractile kinetics in porcine myocardium. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 300: H869-H878, 2011.

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