Benjamin Hibbert

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The regulation of the estrogenic responses may be influenced by the proteins that associate with estrogen receptors (ERs) rather than solely with the receptors themselves. ERbeta is expressed in blood vessels and may play an important role in vascular disease. We hypothesized that specific proteins interact with ERbeta to modulate its response to estrogens.(More)
It is established that dopamine inhibits while GABA stimulates LH release in goldfish. In this study, we examine dopaminergic regulation of GABAergic activity in the hypothalamus of early recrudescent female goldfish (Carassius auratus). We utilize a unique technique that permits concomitant quantification and correlation of in vivo GAD65 and GAD67 mRNA(More)
The role of catecholamine neuronal input on GABAergic activity in the hypothalamus, telencephalon, optic tectum, and cerebellum was investigated in early recrudescent female goldfish (Carassius auratus). A new quantitative technique was developed and validated, permitting concomitant quantification and correlational analysis of glutamic acid decarboxylase(More)
BACKGROUND In patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) ticagrelor is superior to clopidogrel in reducing cardiovascular events. This study sought to evaluate the effect of clopidogrel pretreatment on the pharmacodynamics of ticagrelor in patients undergoing PPCI. METHODS We measured platelet reactivity using the VerifyNow(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent clinical trials suggest an LDL-independent superiority of intensive statin therapy in reducing target vessel revascularization and peri-procedural myocardial infarctions in patients who undergo percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). While animal studies demonstrate that statins mobilize endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) which can(More)
Allograft coronary disease is the dominant cause of increased risk of death after cardiac transplantation. While the percutaneous insertion of stents is the most efficacious revascularization strategy for allograft coronary disease there is a high incidence of stent renarrowing. We developed a novel rabbit model of sex-mismatched allograft vascular disease(More)
The secretory vesicle protein secretogranin-II (SgII), a precursor for the bioactive peptide secretoneurin, is expressed at all levels of the goldfish reproductive axis, including the hypothalamus, pituitary and ovaries. These findings led us to hypothesize that SgII is involved in reproduction and is physiologically regulated. We investigated the effects(More)
Coronary revascularization remains the standard treatment for obstructive coronary artery disease and can be accomplished by either percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Considerable advances have rendered PCI the most common form of revascularization and improved clinical outcomes. However, numerous challenges to(More)
BACKGROUND The adoption of the transradial (TR) approach over the traditional transfemoral (TF) approach has been hampered by concerns of increased radiation exposure-a subject of considerable debate within the field. We performed a patient-level, multi-center analysis to definitively address the impact of TR access on radiation exposure. METHODS AND(More)
With the availability of novel P2Y12 receptor inhibitors, patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may receive more than one type of this drug during index hospitalization. We sought to determine the effect of switching from clopidogrel to a novel P2Y12 receptor inhibitor on the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and(More)
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