Alcohol consumption negates estrogen-mediated myocardial repair in ovariectomized mice by inhibiting endothelial progenitor cell mobilization and function

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  • Background: Estrogen supplementation enhances voluntary alcohol consumption in ovariectomized rodents. The effects of the enhanced alcohol consumption on post-infarct myocardial repair are unknown. Results: Ethanol-mediated suppression of endothelial progenitor cells produces diminished post-ischemic left ventricular function. Conclusion: Estrogen-induced increases in alcohol consumption negatively compete with the cardioprotective effects of estrogen. Significance: Alcohol consumption during estrogen replacement therapy must be observed closely. © 2013 by The American Society.
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  • Mackie AR; Krishnamurthy P; Verma SK; Thorne T; Ramirez V; Qin G; Abramova T; Hamada H; Losordo DW; Kishore R
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  • 18022
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  • 18034
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  • 288
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  • 25