Antonio Celso Saragossa Ramos-Filho

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Agonists such as icilin and menthol can activate the cool temperature-sensitive ion channel TRPM8. However, biological responses to menthol may occur independently of TRPM8 activation. In the rodent urinary bladder, menthol facilitates the micturition reflex but inhibits muscarinic contractions of the detrusor smooth muscle. The site(s) of TRPM8 expression(More)
AIMS Association between arterial hypertension and urinary bladder dysfunction has been reported in humans and spontaneously hypertensive rats. However, no study exists evaluating the bladder dysfunction in conditions of renovascular hypertension. The purpose of this study was to characterize the bladder dysfunction in two kidney-one clip (2K-1C)(More)
Association between hypertension and bladder symptoms has been described. We hypothesized that micturition dysfunction may be associated with renin-angiotensin system (RAS) acting in urethra. The effects of the anti-hypertensive drugs losartan (AT1 antagonist) and captopril (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor) in comparison with atenolol(More)
AIMS The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays a major role in cardiovascular diseases in postmenopausal women, but little is known about its importance to lower urinary tract symptoms. In this study we have used the model of ovariectomized (OVX) estrogen-deficient rats to investigate the role of RAS in functional and molecular alterations in the urethra and(More)
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