Averia K Flasch

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20-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) plays an important role in the regulation of renal tubular and vascular function and a deficiency in the renal formation of 20-HETE has been linked to the development of hypertension. The cytochrome P450 4F2 (CYP4F2) gene encodes for the major CYP enzyme responsible for the synthesis of 20-HETE in the human kidney.(More)
This study examined whether chronic blockade of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) and/or 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) formation promotes development of salt-sensitive hypertension. Changes in blood pressure, renal cytochrome P450 metabolism of arachidonic acid, and 20-HETE excretion in response to a high salt diet were measured in rats(More)
Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, but the factors that contribute to the increased incidence and severity of ischemic stroke in hypertension remain to be determined. 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) has been reported to be a potent constrictor of cerebral arteries, and inhibitors of 20-HETE formation reduce infarct size following(More)
Previous studies have indicated that the production of 20-hydroxyecisatatraenoic acid (20-HETE) is similar in the liver of C57/B6 mice and rats, but the renal production of 20-HETE is very low in this strain of mice. The present study examined the effects of induction of the renal production of 20-HETE with fenofibrate (FF) on the development of angiotensin(More)
The production of 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) in the kidney is thought to be involved in the control of renal vascular tone and tubular sodium and chloride reabsorption. 20-HETE production in the kidney has been extensively studied in rats and humans and occurs primarily via the actions of P-450 enzymes of the CYP4A and -4F families. Recent(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the ability of inhibitors of the synthesis or actions of 20-HETE, metabolite of arachidonic acid, to inhibit proliferation of human renal carcinoma cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS 786-O and 769-P cells were exposed to either 10 microM HET0016 (selective inhibitor of 20-HETE synthesis), 10 microM WIT002 (20-HETE antagonist), or(More)
This study compared the expression of enzymes and transport and channel proteins involved in the regulation of sodium reabsorption in the kidney of Dahl salt-sensitive (DS) and salt-resistant Brown-Norway (BN) and consomic rats (SS.BN13), in which chromosome 13 from the BN rat has been introgressed into the DS genetic background. The expression of the(More)
This study examined the role of changes in renal interstitial pressure on the renal levels of cytochrome P450 metabolites of arachidonic acid and compared the effects of inhibition of the formation of 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids with 1-aminobenzotriazole on the pressure-natriuretic response versus that seen after(More)
This study examined the role of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) in the development of hypertension and renal disease in 9-wk-old male Dahl salt-sensitive (Dahl S) rats fed an 8% NaCl diet for 3 wk. The rats received an intraperitoneal injection of a control or an anti-TGF-beta antibody (anti-TGF-beta Ab) every other day for 2 wk. Mean arterial(More)
Dahly, Annette J., Kimberly M. Hoagland, Averia K. Flasch, Sharda Jha, Steven R. Ledbetter, and Richard J. Roman. Antihypertensive effects of chronic anti-TGFantibody therapy in Dahl S rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 283: R757–R767, 2002. First published May 16, 2002; 10.1152/ajpregu.00098.2002.—This study examined the role of transforming(More)