Argentina Fernández

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INTRODUCTION Traditional beta-blockers have sometimes been associated with erectile dysfunction (ED). Nebivolol is a cardioselective β(1)-adrenoceptor antagonist that promotes vasodilation through a nitric oxide (NO)-dependent mechanism. AIM We evaluated the effects of nebivolol on the NO/cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling pathway, on(More)
1 We have evaluated the participation of endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF) in the endothelium-dependent relaxation of isolated human penile resistance arteries (HPRA) and human corpus cavernosum (HCC) strips. In addition, the effect of the angioprotective agent, calcium dobesilate (DOBE), on the endothelium-dependent relaxation of these(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a key factor in angiogenesis and vascular permeability which is associated with many pathological processes. 2,5-hydroxybenzene sulfonate (DHBS; dobesilate) is a small molecule with anti-angiogenic activity that has been described as an inhibitor of fibroblast growth factors (FGF). The aim of the present study(More)
We have characterized the prostanoid receptors involved in the regulation of human penile arterial and trabecular smooth muscle tone. Arachidonic acid induced relaxation of human corpus cavernosum strips (HCCS) that was blocked by the cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor, indomethacin, and augmented by the thromboxane receptor (TP) antagonist, SQ29548, suggesting that(More)
INTRODUCTION Diabetic men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are less responsive to therapy with type 5 phosphodiesterase (PDE5) inhibitors. Although an impairment of the nitric oxide (NO)/cyclic guanosin-monophosphate (cGMP) pathway has been shown in diabetic ED vs. non-diabetic ED, the functionality of NO/cGMP pathway in non-diabetic and diabetic ED patients(More)
Standard treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED) (i.e., PDE5 inhibitors) are less effective in diabetic patients for unknown reasons. Endothelium-dependent relaxation (EDR) of human corpus cavernosum (HCC) depends on nitric oxide (NO), while in human penile resistance arteries (HPRA) endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF) and NO participate.(More)
We have evaluated the influence of protein kinase C (PKC) activity on penile smooth muscle tone in tissues from diabetic and nondiabetic men with erectile dysfunction. Human corpus cavernosum (HCC) strips were obtained from impotent diabetic and nondiabetic men at the time of penile prosthesis implantation and studied in organ chambers. Contractility(More)
We have analysed the effects of large-conductance calcium-activated potassium channel (BK) stimulation on neurogenic and myogenic contraction of human bladder from healthy subjects and patients with urinary symptoms and evaluated the efficacy of activating BK to relief bladder hyperactivity in rats. Bladder specimens were obtained from organ donors and from(More)
INTRODUCTION Lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH-LUTSs) may be associated with erectile dysfunction (ED). Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors used for treating ED have shown clinical benefit in patients with LUTS but their actions in human LUT tissues are not well defined. AIM To determine the effects of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Diabetes is associated with a high incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED) and poor response to standard treatments. Oxidative stress could be relevant in the pathophysiology of diabetic ED. AIM To evaluate the effects of the antioxidant, AC3056 (2,6-di-t-butyl-4-((dimethyl-4-methoxyphenylsilyl)methyloxy)phenol), on diabetic ED. METHODS(More)