Andrei Molojavyi

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Nitric oxide (NO), a potent regulator of myocardial contractility, has been implicated in the development of heart failure; however, no study exists describing the relation between expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), formation of NO in vivo, and cardiac contractility. We have therefore generated transgenic (TG) mice overexpressing iNOS(More)
Cushing's syndrome and systemic administration of glucocorticoids are associated with hypertension, but the underlying molecular mechanism is only partially understood. We have shown previously that dexamethasone downregulates the expression of the endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) gene in human endothelial cells and in the rat and that this may contribute to(More)
To investigate the role of adenosine formed extracellularly in vascular homeostasis, mice with a targeted deletion of the cd73/ecto-5'-nucleotidase were generated. Southern blot, RT-PCR, and Western blot analysis confirmed the constitutive knockout. In vivo analysis of hemodynamic parameters revealed no significant differences in systolic blood pressure,(More)
Intravascular injection of adenoviral vectors may result in a toxic and potentially lethal reaction, the mechanism of which is poorly understood. We noted that mice demonstrated a transient change in behavior that was characterized by inactivity and lethargy within minutes after intravenous injection of relatively low doses of adenoviral vectors (including(More)
Myoglobin knockout mice (myo-/-) adapt to the loss of myoglobin by the activation of a variety of compensatory mechanisms acting on the structural and functional level. To analyze to what extent myo-/- mice would tolerate cardiac stress we used the model of chronic isoproterenol application to induce cardiac hypertrophy in myo-/- mice and wild-type (WT)(More)
UNLABELLED The role of iNOS induction in the context of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure is still not fully understood. We have used transgenic mice with cardiac specific overexpression of iNOS (tg-iNOS) to investigate the consequences of high level NO formation on cardiac function in vivo and the response to chronic pressure overload. Conductance(More)
Myoglobin knockout (myo-/-) mice were previously reported to show no obvious phenotype but revealed several compensatory mechanisms that include increases in cardiac capillary density, coronary flow, and hemoglobin. The aim of this study was to investigate whether severe hypoxic stress can exhaust these compensatory mechanisms and whether this can be(More)
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