Andrea Cuíñas

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SCOPE The aim of this study was to investigate whether the dietary polyphenol trans-resveratrol (t-Resv) increases [Ca(2+)](c) in endothelial cells, leading to a simultaneous augmentation of nitric oxide (NO) biosynthesis. METHODS AND RESULTS We have separately and simultaneously measured [Ca(2+)](c) and NO in human endothelial cells using the Ca(2+)(More)
Five series of 1,4-phthalazinedione derivatives were synthesized in good yields. Vasorelaxant activity of these new derivatives was measured on either intact or endothelium-denuded isolated rat thoracic aortic rings pre-contracted with phenylephrine. Most of studied compounds, substituted in both nitrogen atoms, attained practically the total relaxation of(More)
Vascular relaxation induced by 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) is both endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent, although the underlying signaling pathways are not fully understood. Aiming to uncover potential mechanisms, we performed contraction-relaxation experiments on endothelium-denuded and intact rat aorta rings and measured NO(More)
AIMS We investigated the implication of PKA and Epac proteins in the endothelium-independent vasorelaxant effects of cyclic AMP (cAMP). MAIN METHODS Cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]c) was measured by fura-2 imaging in rat aortic smooth muscle cells (RASMC). Contraction-relaxation experiments were performed in rat aortic rings deprived of(More)
Despite a large number of studies, the mechanism by which 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP) induces vasorelaxation is not fully understood. The comparison between results obtained in different vessels or species has often been the source of conflicting reports. In order to shed more light onto this mechanism, we studied the effects of forskolin in(More)
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