Ana Maria de Oliveira

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1. The effects of balloon injury on the reactivity of ipsilateral and contralateral carotid arteries were compared to those observed in arteries from intact animals (control arteries). 2. Carotid(More)
Perivascular manipulation promoted by the positioning of a silicone collar around the common carotid arteries causes local inflammation and has been suggested as an animal model of atherosclerosis.(More)
AT1 antagonists effectively prevent atherosclerosis since AT1 upregulation and angiotensin II-induced proinflammatory actions are critical to atherogenesis. Despite the classic mechanisms underlying(More)
We aimed to functionally characterize endothelin (ET) receptors in the rat carotid artery. mRNA and protein expressions of both ETA and ETB receptors, evaluated by reverse transcription-polymerase(More)