Bernard Lévy

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BACKGROUND Adipose tissue development and remodeling are closely associated with the growth of vascular network. We hypothesized that adipose tissue may contain progenitor cells with angiogenic potential and that therapy based on adipose tissue-derived progenitor cells administration may constitute a promising cell therapy in patients with ischemic disease.(More)
Pulse wave velocity is widely used as an index of arterial distensibility. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of a new automatic device to measure it and then to analyze the major determinants of pulse wave velocity by application of this device in a large population. We evaluated the accuracy of on-line and computerized measurement of pulse(More)
Blood pressure (BP) is a powerful cardiovascular (CV) risk factor that acts on the arterial wall and is responsible in part for various CV events, such as cerebrovascular accidents and ischemic heart disease. In clinical practice, 2 specific and arbitrary points of the BP curve, peak systolic BP (SBP) and end-diastolic BP (DBP), are used to define the CV(More)
Glucose and other reducing sugars react with proteins by a nonenzymatic, posttranslational modification process called nonenzymatic glycation. The formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on connective tissue and matrix components accounts largely for the increase in collagen crosslinking that accompanies normal aging and which occurs at an(More)
Microcirculation in Hypertension : A New Target for Treatment? Print ISSN: 0009-7322. Online ISSN: 1524-4539 Copyright © 2001 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. is published by the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231 Circulation doi: 10.1161/hc3101.091158 2001;104:735-740 Circulation.(More)
Although accumulating lines of evidence indicate the proangiogenic role of angiotensin II (Ang II), little is known about the molecular mechanisms associated with such an effect. This study aimed to identify molecular events involved in Ang II-induced angiogenesis in the Matrigel model in mice. C57Bl/6 female mice received a subcutaneous injection of either(More)
We hypothesized that diabetes-induced oxidative stress may affect postischemic neovascularization. The response to unilateral femoral artery ligation was studied in wild-type or gp91(phox)-deficient control or type 1 diabetic mice or in animals treated with the anti-oxidant N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) or with in vivo electrotransfer of a plasmid encoding(More)
Activation of atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) gene expression has been reported in the rat ventricle in several models of hemodynamic overload, including hypertension. However, nothing is known about the potential trigger(s) and the time course of this activation during the development of hypertension. We measured aortic blood pressure, left ventricular(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether arterial wall hypertrophy in elastic arteries was associated with alteration in their mechanical properties in young patients with Williams syndrome. METHODS Arterial pressure and intima-media thickness, cross sectional compliance, distensibility, circumferential wall stress, and incremental elastic modulus of the common(More)
Angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2R) stimulation may cause vasodilation per se and may contribute to the antihypertensive effect produced by Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) antagonists, given that AT1R blockade increases endogenous levels of Ang II, suggesting a physiological role for the unblocked AT2R. Thus, we first directly assessed whether or(More)