Daniela Sarmiento

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AIMS Endothelial dysfunction is decisive in the progression of cardiovascular diseases. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated endothelial cell death is a main feature observed in inflammation secondary to endotoxaemia, emerging as a leading cause of death among critically ill patients in intensive care units. However, the(More)
AIMS To assess the mechanisms involved in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuronal cell death, we examined the cellular consequences of LPS exposure in differentiated PC12 neurons and primary hippocampal neurons. RESULTS Our data show that LPS is able to induce PC12 neuronal cell death without the participation of glial cells. Neuronal cell death was(More)
Endothelial dysfunction is crucial in endotoxaemia-derived sepsis syndrome pathogenesis. It is well accepted that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces endothelial dysfunction through immune system activation. However, LPS can also directly generate actions in endothelial cells (ECs) in the absence of participation by immune cells. Although interactions between(More)
A hallmark of severe inflammation is reactive oxygen species (ROS) overproduction induced by increased inflammatory mediators secretion. During systemic inflammation, inflammation mediators circulating in the bloodstream interact with endothelial cells (ECs) raising intracellular oxidative stress at the endothelial monolayer. Oxidative stress mediates(More)
Endothelial dysfunction is decisive and leads to the development of several inflammatory diseases. Endotoxemia-derived sepsis syndrome exhibits a broad inflammation-induced endothelial dysfunction. We reported previously that the endotoxin, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), induces the conversion of endothelial cells (ECs) into activated fibroblasts, showing a(More)
In the heart, the main pathway for calcium influx is mediated by L-type calcium channels, a multi-subunit complex composed of the pore-forming subunit CaV1.2 and the auxiliary subunits CaVα2δ1 and CaVβ2. To date, five distinct CaVβ2 transcriptional start site (TSS) variants (CaVβ2a-e) varying only in the composition and length of the N-terminal domain have(More)
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