Glaucia Elena Callera

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In the present study, we investigated the role of angiotensin type I (AT1) receptor in reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) activation induced by acute ethanol intake in resistance arteries. We also evaluated the effect of ethanol on platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGF-R) phosphorylation and the(More)
We investigated whether gender differences in renal damage in DOCA-salt hypertension are associated with effects of ovarian hormones and/or endothelin-1 (ET-1). Renal injuries and renal pre-pro-ET-1 mRNA expression were enhanced in male and female ovariectomized (OVX) DOCA rats versus female DOCA rats. Treatment with estrogen plus progesterone or(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) signaling in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) involves reactive oxygen species (ROS) through unknown mechanisms. We propose that Ang II induces phosphorylation of growth signaling kinases by redox-sensitive regulation of protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTP) in VSMCs and that augmented Ang II signaling in spontaneously hypertensive(More)
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is an anti-inflammatory cytokine with protective actions on the vasculature. On the other hand, endothelin (ET)-1 has potent vasoconstrictor, mitogenic, and proinflammatory activities, which have been implicated in the pathophysiology of a number of cardiovascular diseases. We hypothesized that, in a condition where ET-1 expression is(More)
Renin-angiotensin and endothelin systems are involved in the cardiovascular effects produced by treatment with ouabain. We recently demonstrated that the contractile response to phenylephrine is decreased in ouabain-treated rats. The present study investigated whether endothelin-1 (ET-1) and angiotensin II (Ang II) contributes to the vascular changes(More)
Potential benefits of statins in the treatment of chronic kidney disease beyond lipid-lowering effects have been described. However, molecular mechanisms involved in renoprotective actions of statins have not been fully elucidated. We questioned whether statins influence development of diabetic nephropathy through reactive oxygen species, RhoA and Akt/GSK3(More)
Background: The mechanism underlying the vascular dysfunction induced by ethanol is not totally understood. Identification of biochemical/molecular mechanisms that could explain such effects is warranted. Objective: To investigate whether acute ethanol intake activates the vascular RhoA/Rho kinase pathway in resistance arteries and the role of NAD(P)H(More)
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