Molecular therapy for Myocardial Infarction: Carnosic acid (CA), isolated from Rosemary (Rosemarinus officious), improves myocardial function after myocardial infarction via up regulation of PNUTS/PPP1R10 (Serine/threonine-protein phosphatase 1 regulatory subunit 10)
A recent study from the Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration, Centre of Molecular Medicine, Frankfurt, Germany shows that “MicroRNA-34a regulates cardiac ageing and function.” This study was published in the 7 March 2013 issue of Nature by Prof Dimmler, Boon, and others.
On the foundation of this interesting finding, Dr L Boominathan PhD, Director-cum-chief Scientist of GBMD, reports that: Molecular therapy for Myocardial Infarction: Carnosic acid (CA), isolated from Rosemary (Rosemarinus officious), improves myocardial function after myocardial infarction via up regulation of PNUTS/PPP1R10 (Serine/threonine-protein phosphatase 1 regulatory subunit 10)
Given that: (1) cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide; (2) in India, in 2004, 14.6 lakhs deaths (14% of total deaths) were due to ischemic heart disease; and (3) the global economic cost spent in the treatment of cardiovascular disease in 2011 was little more than 10 billion US dollars, there is an urgent need to find: (i) a way to induce regeneration of adult cardiomyocytes that were lost in Myocardial patients; (ii) a cheaper alternative to the existing expensive drugs; and (iii) a side-effect-free drug.
This study suggests a Natural product-based cardiac regeneration therapy. Carnosic acid, by increasing the expression of its target gene, it may increase the expression of PNUTS/PPP1R10. Thereby, it may: (1) inhibit DNA damage responses, (2) inhibit telomere shortening; and (3) promote cardiomyocyte survival/regeneration. Of relevance, we have shown earlier that Carnosic acid may enhance life span of an individual by suppressing the expression of mTOR.
Thus, by treating myocardial patients with Carnosic acid, one may prevent ageing-associated (or, stress-associated) decline in cardiac function. Together, this study suggests that pharmacological formulations encompassing “Carnosic acid or its analogues or Rosemary extract“ may be used to improve cardiac function after myocardial infarction.
Idea Proposed/Formulated by: Dr L Boominathan Ph.D.
To cite: Boominathan, Natural product therapy for Pulmonary Fibrosis: Berberine increases Toll-like receptor 4 expression and extracellular matrix glycosaminoglycan Hyaluronan levels, promotes alveolar progenitor cell renewal and repair of lung injury and prevents severe pulmonary fibrosis via down regulation of its target gene, 7/October/2015, 11.06 pm, Genome-2-Bio-Medicine Discovery center (GBMD), http://genomediscovery.org
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