Cleide Suguihara

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The ventilatory response to hypoxia is influenced by the balance between inhibitory (GABA, glycine, and taurine) and excitatory (glutamate and aspartate) brainstem amino acid (AA) neurotransmitters. To assess the effects of AA in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) on the ventilatory response to hypoxia at 1 and 2 wk of age, inhibitory and excitatory AA(More)
The objective of this study was to observe possible interactions between the renin-angiotensin and nitrergic systems in chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension in newborn piglets. Thirteen chronically instrumented newborn piglets (6.3 ± 0.9 days; 2369 ± 491 g) were randomly assigned to receive saline (placebo, P) or the AT(1) receptor (AT(1)-R)(More)
To evaluate whether changes in extracellular glutamate (Glu) levels in the central nervous system could explain the depressed hypoxic ventilatory response in hypothermic neonates, 12 anesthetized, paralyzed, and mechanically ventilated piglets <7 days old were studied. The Glu levels in the nucleus tractus solitarius obtained by microdialysis, minute(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence suggests that c-kit-positive cells are present in the remodeled pulmonary vasculature bed of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Whether stem cell factor (SCF)/c-kit-regulated pathways potentiate pulmonary vascular remodeling is unknown. Here, we tested the hypothesis that attenuated c-kit signaling would decrease(More)
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