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Fibroblast growth factors (FGF) and type beta-1 transforming growth factor (TGF beta 1) are pleiotropic regulatory peptides which are expressed in myocardium in a precise developmental and spatial program and are up-regulated, in the adult heart, by ischemia or a hemodynamic burden. The accumulation of trophic factors after aortic banding supports the(More)
Cardiac hypertrophy triggered by mechanical load possesses features in common with growth factor signal transduction. A hemodynamic load provokes rapid expression of the growth factor-inducible nuclear oncogene, c-fos, and certain peptide growth factors specifically stimulate the "fetal" cardiac genes associated with hypertrophy, even in the absence of(More)
1. A controlled release tablet containing 300 mg of papaverine hydrochloride was compared with a capsule containing the same dose. 2. The in vitro release pattern showed a steady dissolution of the tablet, with release of the papaverine over 10 h, whereas the capsule release time was 40 min. 3. Plasma levels in volunteers who were given the tablet showed a(More)
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