News: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jan 13 2014

Biomedical Science Faculty Publishes in Journal

Eduard I. Dedkov, M.D., Ph.D. (, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine published the original research article: Coronary vessels and cardiac myocytes of middle-aged rats demonstrate regional sex-specific adaptation in response to postmyocardial infarction remodeling. in the January 2014 issue of the Biology of Sex Differences (Biol Sex Differ. 2014 Jan 3; 5(1): 1). One of the co-authors, Kunal Oak, is 4th year osteopathic medical student at the NYITCOM.
The article concluded that although male and female middle-aged rats revealed a similar pattern of global cardiac remodeling and adaptive angiogenesis in response to a large myocardial infarction, the two sexes differed markedly in the regional scale of cardiac myocyte hypertrophy and the adaptive growth of resistance vessels. The authors suggest that such regional peculiarities in structural adaptations within the heart may to some extent influence the sex/gender-related differences in post-myocardial infarction progression to heart failure.

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