Adolfo Odriozola

Learn More
Intermittent claudication (IC) is the most commonly reported symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Impaired limb blood flow is a major casual factor of lower exercise tolerance in PAD but cannot entirely explain it. We hypothesized that IC is associated with structural changes of the capillary-mitochondria interface that could contribute to the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Spontaneous gastric damage occurs in diabetic rats, but the mechanism is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the role of glutathione metabolism and gastric mucosal blood flow (GMBF) in the development of such spontaneous gastric damage. METHODS Mucosal damage, GMBF, glutathione metabolism, and lipid peroxidation were measured in(More)
AIM To determine whether the ultrastructure of the capillary system in human skeletal muscle changes during advancing senescence, we evaluated the compartmental and subcompartmental organization of capillaries from vastus lateralis muscle (VL) biopsies of 41 non-diseased persons aged 23-75 years. METHODS From each VL biopsy, 38-40 randomly selected(More)
The ultrastructure of capillaries in skeletal muscle was morphometrically assessed in vastus lateralis muscle (VL) biopsies taken before and after exercise from 22 participants of two training studies. In study 1 (8 wk of ergometer training), light microscopy revealed capillary-fiber (C/F) ratio (+27%) and capillary density (+16%) to be higher (P ≤ 0.05) in(More)
AIM The aim was to elucidate whether essential hypertension is associated with altered capillary morphology and density and to what extent exercise training can normalize these parameters. METHODS To investigate angiogenesis and capillary morphology in essential hypertension, muscle biopsies were obtained from m. vastus lateralis in subjects with(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF) influences several physiological processes including endothelial cell function, angiogenesis and maintenance of organ/tissue capillarity. While the functional aspects of VEGF were vigorously investigated, only little detail is known on structural integrity of skeletal muscle fibers and capillaries in mice lacking(More)
Elevated levels of growth hormone (GH) alter both the glucose tolerance and the sensitivity of peripheral tissue to insulin. We have studied the relationship between impaired glucose metabolism and its variations with different plasma levels of endogenous GH in one patient with acromegaly. To do so, we studied the decline in blood glucose concentration, as(More)
  • 1