Antonio López-Farré

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BACKGROUND In recent studies, the hypothesis has been raised that the mechanisms by which aspirin acts as a protective anti-ischemic agent exceed the inhibition of platelet thromboxane A2 synthesis. Recently, new data have been obtained disclosing a platelet-antiaggregating effect by neutrophils, which occurs through a nitric oxide (NO)/cGMP-dependent(More)
The aim of the present study was to analyse differences in the protein expression profile between platelets from aspirin (ASA)-resistant patients and ASA-sensitive patients. We analysed platelets from 51 clinically stable coronary ischaemic patients taking ASA (100 mg/day) divided into ASA-resistant (n=25) and ASA-sensitive (n=26) based on a platelet(More)
Hydroxychloroquine has been shown to be efficacious in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus. Hydroxychloroquine-treated lupus patients showed a lower incidence of thromboembolic disease. Endothelial dysfunction, the earliest indicator of the development of cardiovascular disease, is present in lupus. Whether(More)
Systemic hemodynamics were assessed in a model of experimental pancreatitis induced in rats by the retrograde injection of sodium deoxycholate, 40%, 1 mL/kg, in the pancreatic duct, using the radioactive microsphere technique before and 25 minutes after pancreatitis induction while blood pressure was stable (n = 10). A 55% decrease in cardiac out-put, a 14%(More)
Forty-two healthy men and women were subjected to four consecutive dietary periods differing in the fat content of saturated fatty acids (SFAs), monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), and polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-6) [PUFA(n-6)] and (n-3) [PUFA(n-3)]. Plasma lipids, vitamin E, and in vitro LDL oxidation were examined during each period. Adhesion of human(More)
Lead exposure is a known cause of hypertension. Although most studies have focused on lead-induced endothelial dysfunction and on the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS), it has been recently demonstrated that the vascular wall of lead-exposed rats has both an altered the endothelium-independent relaxing response and a reduced expression of soluble(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to analyze whether nitric oxide (NO) modulates the human potassium channel hKv1.5, which generates the ultrarapid delayed rectifier current (IKur) that determines the height and duration of atrial action potentials. METHODS Currents were recorded using the whole-cell patch-clamp in Ltk- cells expressing hKv1.5 channels.(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of acute or prolonged increases of ANG II on nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activities and protein expression in mesenteric resistance vessels, left ventricle, renal cortex, and renal medulla. The response of NOS activities to ANG II is compared with that induced by phenylephrine. ANG II or phenylephrine were(More)
The effect of pravastatin on matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and the level of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 and TIMP-2 was studied in explants of human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) obtained from 13 patients. The effect of pravastatin on the apoptotic status of human AAA explants was also examined. Total MMP-9 content did not differ in(More)
The present study addressed the effect of interventions aimed to increase NO in the setting of acute renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) in uninephrectomized rabbits. In the 60-minute post-I/R period, L-arginine+superoxide (O2.-) dismutase (SOD) synergistically improved the renal functional (69.4% versus 10.4% of the pre-I/R glomerular filtration rate with or(More)