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To test whether treatment with fenofibrate decreases asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) level in hypertriglyceridemic individuals. In the present study, 45 subjects with hypertriglyceridemia were recruited to receive treatment with fenofibrate (200 mg/d). Serum concentrations of ADMA, malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO) and tumor necrosis factor-α(More)
Defensive rage behavior is mediated over a descending pathway from the medial hypothalamus to the dorsolateral midbrain periaqueductal gray (PAG) where further integration of this response takes place. The present study sought to determine the roles of CCK-A and CCK-B receptor activation in the PAG in modulating defensive rage behavior. The 'hissing'(More)
Previous investigations have demonstrated that endogenous inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), such as asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), contribute importantly to endothelial dysfunction, and that fenofibrate has a protective effect on the endothelium in rats treated with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) by reducing ADMA levels. In the present study,(More)
Previous investigations have demonstrated that angiotensin (Ang) II induces inflammatory reactions and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an endogenous NOS inhibitor, might be a novel inflammatory factor. Endothelial cell activation was induced by incubation with Ang II or ADMA. Incubation with Ang II (10(-6) M) for 24 h elevated the levels of ADMA and(More)
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