Fritz R. Buhler

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To identify ion transport systems involved in the maintenance of vascular smooth muscle cell volume the effects of incubation medium osmolality and ion transport inhibitors on the volume and 86Rb and 22Na transport in cultured smooth muscle cells from rat aorta (VSMC) have been studied. A decrease of medium osmolality from 605 to 180 mosm increased(More)
The effects of low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL3) on second messenger systems were investigated in cultured human vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) and compared with those of angiotensin II (Ang II) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF-BB). Phosphoinositide metabolism was studied in myo-[2-3H]-inositol prelabelled VSMC(More)
This study examined 45Ca uptake, 45Ca efflux, and the distribution of exchangeable 45Ca in confluent, quiescent cultures of aortic smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) from normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). These parameters were investigated under basal conditions and after addition of angiotensin II (Ang II) and low(More)
OBJECTIVES Some clinical series have evaluated the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of proximal patellar tendinopathy. Although it is possible that a single infiltrative administration may prove to be an effective treatment for this indication, most of the existing studies evaluated the effects of two or three successive infiltrations.(More)
In the International Prospective Primary Prevention Study in Hypertension, electrocardiographic changes before and during 3- to 5-year antihypertensive treatment were investigated in a cohort of 5819 men and women aged 40 to 64 years with entry diastolic blood pressures of 100 to 125 mm Hg. They were randomly allocated to treatment regimens that either(More)
Low-density (LDL) and high-density (HDL3) lipoproteins dose-dependently activate phosphoinositide turnover and elevate cytosolic free Ca2+ concentrations ([Ca2+]i) in cultured vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) from either human (microarterioles and aorta) or rat (aorta) sources. High-performance liquid chromatography analysis of cell extracts revealed(More)
Vascular smooth muscle cells from spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) were growth stimulated when cocultured with bovine aortic endothelial cells whereas myocytes from normotensive, Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY) were growth inhibited. The responsiveness of cells from the two rat sources to the two homodimeric forms of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF-AA or(More)
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5HT) kinetics and platelet activation by 5HT were studied in patients with essential hypertension (n=45), and in matched normotensive subjects (n=45). Platelet response to 5HT and plasma beta-thromboglobulin increased with age in men, both normotensives and hypertensives. Beta-thromboglobulin and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid(More)