Articles by Guihao Chen in JoVE
A Flow Cytometry-based Assay for Measuring Mitochondrial Membrane Potential in Cardiac Myocytes After Hypoxia/Reoxygenation Guihao Chen1, Yuejin Yang1, Chuansheng Xu2, Shuo Gao2 1State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Cardiology, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, 2State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College Here, we present a protocol that uses JC-1 dye to assess the mitochondrial membrane potential of cells after being exposed to hypoxia/reoxygenation with or without a protective agent.
Other articles by Guihao Chen on PubMed
Tongxinluo Modulates Cytokine Secretion by Cardiac Microvascular Endothelial Cells in Ischemia/reperfusion Injury American Journal of Translational Research. 2016 | Pubmed ID: 27830021 Cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (CMECs) extensively secrete cytokines during myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury (MIRI). Tongxinluo (TXL) has been demonstrated to preserve the function of the endothelium and myocardium against MIRI. This study was designed to identify alterations in the paracrine function of CMECs under hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) conditions and assess its modulation by TXL. CMECs were exposed to different concentrations of TXL for 30 min and then subjected to hypoxia and reoxygenation for 12 and 2 h, respectively. Apoptosis was measured to determine the optimal TXL concentration. Protein antibody arrays were used to assess changes in cytokines secreted into conditioned medium by CMECs. A Gene Ontology (GO) analysis was applied to interpret the functional implications of changes in cytokines. TXL inhibited CMEC apoptosis in a concentration-dependent manner after H/R, reaching peak efficacy at a concentration of 800 μg/ml. H/R significantly altered 33 cytokines, and TXL (800 μg/ml) changed the levels of 121 different cytokines compared with the H/R group. Among these cytokines, 10 that were increased by H/R were decreased by TXL, five that were decreased by H/R were increased by TXL, and eight that were attenuated by H/R were further decreased by TXL. Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 was up-regulated by H/R and was further increased by TXL. Significantly altered factors were found to be involved in cell proliferation, growth and differentiation, as well as chemotaxis and transport. TXL inhibited the apoptosis of CMECs and modulated their paracrine function in MIRI.