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Journal of Diabetes Research
Volume 2014, Article ID 827896, 4 pages
Research Article

Comparative Analysis of Changes of Myocardial Angiogenesis and Energy Metabolism in Postinfarction and Diabetic Damage of Rat Heart

FSBI “RI Cardiology” SB RAMS, 111a Kievskaya Street, Tomsk 634012, Russia

Received 20 October 2013; Accepted 6 January 2014; Published 12 February 2014

Academic Editor: Xiuping Chen

Copyright © 2014 Sergey A. Afanasiev et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Comparative study of changes in myocardial activity of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), succinate dehydrogenase (SDH), and capillary density distribution in the experimental models of diabetic and postinfarction damage of rat heart was performed. Data showed that decrease in LDH and SDH activities was observed in both pathologies which can suggest abnormal processes of glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation in cardiac mitochondria. Activity of LDH and SDH in combined pathologies was comparative with the corresponding values of these parameters in control group. The authors hypothesize that these differences can be caused by specifics of myocardial vascularization. The results of the study showed that an increase in capillary density was found in all groups of rats with pathologies compared with control group. However, no significant differences in the intensity of angiogenesis processes were found between groups with pathologies.