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A randomized trial of carvedilol after renin-angiotensin system inhibition in chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy.
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors and beta-blockers in chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy. BACKGROUND ChronicExpand
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The Vasoactive Peptide Angiotensin-(1—7), Its Receptor Mas and the Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Type 2 are Expressed in the Human Endometrium
Angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) is one of the major active components of the renin-angiotensin system, produced from cleavage of Ang II by angiotensin-converting-enzyme type 2 (ACE2), which acts through aExpand
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Nuclear estrogen and progesterone receptors in the oviduct of heifers under natural and superovulated estrous cycles.
Oviducts from 22 crossbred heifers were examined for the presence of nuclear estrogen (ERalpha) and progesterone (PR) receptors at different phases (estrus, metaestrus and diestrus) of naturallyExpand
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Brain natriuretic peptide and left ventricular dysfunction in Chagas' disease
Left ventricular dysfunction in Chagas' disease is common but can be difficult to detect. We investigated whether measurement of plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) could identify patients withExpand
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Molecular characterization and regulation of the angiotensin-converting enzyme type 2/Angiotensin-(1-7)/MAS receptor axis during the ovulation process in cattle
The objective of this study was to characterize the profiles of Ang-(1-7), MAS receptor, ACE2, NEP and PEP during the ovulatory process in cattle. For this study, 40 synchronized cows with follicularExpand
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Neonatal maternal separation affects endocrine and metabolic stress responses to ether exposure but not to restraint exposure in adult rats
We investigated prolactin secretion and metabolic changes in stress response in adult male rats submitted to periodic maternal separation (MS; 180 min/day) at 2 weeks of life. Restraint and etherExpand
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Low plasma atrial natriuretic peptide: a new piece in the puzzle of polycystic ovary syndrome.
CONTEXT It is believed that a dysfunction in adipose tissue plays an important role in the pathogenesis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Natriuretic peptides are hormones that regulateExpand
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Early weaning causes undernutrition for a short period and programmes some metabolic syndrome components and leptin resistance in adult rat offspring.
Maternal malnutrition during lactation programmes for overweight and central leptin resistance in adulthood. The inhibition of lactation by maternal treatment with bromocriptine (a prolactinExpand
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Nicotine exposure affects mother's and pup's nutritional, biochemical, and hormonal profiles during lactation in rats.
We have shown that maternal nicotine exposure during lactation has long-lasting effects on body adiposity and hormonal status of rat offspring. Here, we studied the nutritional and hormonal profilesExpand
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Prolactin inhibition at the end of lactation programs for a central hypothyroidism in adult rat.
Malnutrition during lactation is associated with hypoprolactinemia and failure in milk production. Adult rats whose mothers were malnourished presented higher body weight and serum tri-iodothyronineExpand
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