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Functional assessment of vascular reactivity after chronic intermittent hypoxia in the rat
We recently developed a model of chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) (FiO2 5%, 8 h/day, 35 days) in the rat that was associated with an increased infarction in isolated heart. The aim of the presentExpand
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Functional assessment of human femoral arteries after cryopreservation.
PURPOSE An established method of cryostorage that might preserve the vascular and endothelial responses of human femoral arteries (HFAs) to be transplanted as allografts was studied. METHODS HFAsExpand
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Cysteinyl leukotrienes are involved in angiotensin II-induced contraction of aorta from spontaneously hypertensive rats.
OBJECTIVE Non specific lipoxygenase inhibitors have been reported to reduce the in vitro constrictor response and the in vivo pressor effect of angiotensin II in rats. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Relaxation and modulation of cyclic AMP production in response to atrial natriuretic peptides in guinea pig tracheal smooth muscle.
Relaxation and modulation of cyclic AMP production in response to atrial natriuretic peptides were investigated in epithelium-denuded guinea pig tracheal rings, treated with indomethacin (5 microM)Expand
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Functional assessment of rat aorta after cold storage in different media
Abstract— Cold storage is frequently used to store isolated blood vessels for a limited period of time. However preservation of vascular smooth muscle and endothelial functions is time andExpand
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Evaluation of an AIDS Peer Education Program on Multiethnic Adolescents Attending an Urban High School in Quebec, Canada
ABSTRACT The level of implementation, degree of program satisfaction and effectiveness of an AIDS peer education program on multiethnic adolescents attending an urban high school in Quebec, CanadaExpand
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GENISTEIN AND FLUORINATED ANALOGS SUPPRESS AGONIST-INDUCED AIRWAY SMOOTH MUSCLE CONTRACTION
Abstract 4′-fluoro-5,7-dihydroxyisoflavone (DHIF), 2′,4′-difluoro-5,7-DHIF and 3′,4′-difluoro-5,7-DHIF were synthesized as analogs of the naturally occuring 5,7,4′-trihydroxyisoflavone (genistein).Expand
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2-Arachidonoyl glycerol induces contraction of isolated rat aorta: role of cyclooxygenase-derived products.
OBJECTIVES Endocannabinoids have been shown to play a role in the regulation of vascular tone. The effects of 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) on induced-tone were examined in rat aortic rings inExpand
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Cysteinyl Leukotrienes Modulate Angiotensin II Constrictor Effects on Aortas From Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats
Angiotensin II (Ang II) is a vasopressor peptide involved in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases associated with diabetes mellitus. We have previously reported that the 5-lipoxygenase-derivedExpand
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Involvement of cysteinyl leukotrienes in angiotensin II-induced contraction in isolated aortas from transgenic (mRen-2)27 rats
Objectives We have previously reported that 5-lipoxygenase-derived products, and particularly the cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs), were involved in angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced contractions inExpand
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