Altered expression of micro-RNA 199a and increased levels of cardiac SIRT1 protein are associated with the occurrence of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

YAMAÇ A. H. , Kucukbuzcu S., OZANSOY M., Gok O., Oz K., Erturk M., ...More

CARDIOVASCULAR PATHOLOGY, vol.25, no.3, pp.232-236, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.carpath.2016.02.002
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-236


Background: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a potentially life-threatening complication after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The expression of the cardioprotective SIRT1 protein with its antioxidant activity is increased in cardiac tissue of patients suffering from POAF. So far, information is lacking about the relationship between SIRT1 regulating micro RNAs (miRs), SIRT1 protein and the occurrence of POAF.