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Ok Ko  (Ko O) 1 Article
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The Effect of Tumor Necrosis Factor-α in Cultured Neonatal Rat Cardiomyocytes
Su Jin Kim, Dong Seok Lee, Ok Ko, Il Soo Mun, Bok Hyun Ko, Yong Wook Jung
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2001;44(11):1262-1268.   Published online November 15, 2001
Purpose : Tumor necrosis factor-α(TNF-α) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that has been implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Serum levels of TNF-α are elevated in many human cardiac related pathogenic conditions, including heart failure. It is well known that TNF-α inhibits myocardial contractility and induces apoptosis of adult rat cardiomyocytes via stimulation of TNF receptor 1. But pathophysiologically relevant...
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