Danielle Kim

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Effects of aqueous extracts of Apocynum venetum leaves (Luobuma extracts) on the blood pressure were evaluated in hypertensive animal models, such as spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), renal hypertensive rats and NaCl-induced hypertensive rats. In SHR, administration of Luobuma (heat-processed and unprocessed leaves) extracts at a dose of 70 mg/rat per(More)
Global ischemia caused by heart attack, pulmonary failure, near-drowning or traumatic brain injury often damages the higher brain but not the brainstem, leading to a 'persistent vegetative state' where the patient is awake but not aware. Approximately 30,000 U.S. patients are held captive in this condition but not a single research study has addressed how(More)
The enzyme nitric oxide synthase mediates synthesis of nitric oxide (NO) from 1-arginine in endothelial cells. NO, also known as endothelium-dependent relaxing factor (EDRF), diffuses to smooth muscle cells where it leads to cGMP production and dilation. We characterized the potency, efficacy and time course of NG-monomethyl-l-arginine (l-NMMA) as an(More)
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