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When exposed to chronic hypoxia or toxin monocrotaline (MCT), female animals develop less severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PH) compared to males; ovariectomy (OVX) exacerbates PH, and OVX animals treated with estradiol (E2) develop less severe disease. There is a line of evidence suggesting that cardiovascular protective effects of E2 are mediated by(More)
2-Methoxyestradiol (2ME) is a major nonestrogenic metabolite of estradiol. Our previous studies suggest that 2ME, in several models of cardiac and/or vascular injury, strongly inhibits cardiac and vascular remodeling. Furthermore, our most recent study shows that in male rats, 2ME attenuates the development and retards the progression of monocrotaline(More)
Cell proliferation and apoptosis in kidneys with chronic obstructive uropathy (COU) have not been adequately studied. Whether these fundamental cellular processes play any role in the pathogenesis and evolution of COU remains undetermined. Sprague-Dawley rats with COU induced by unilateral ureteral ligation were sacrificed at postoperative days 1, 6, 9, 15,(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small [∼21 nucleotide (nt)] non coding RNAs (ncRNAs) that regulate gene expression posttranscriptionally. About 3.0% of human genes encode for miRNAs, and up to 30.0% of human protein coding genes may be regulated by miRNAs. Currently, more than 2000 unique human mature microRNAs are known. MicroRNAs play a key role in diverse(More)
BACKGROUND The key to a more effective diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic management of prostate cancer (PCa) could lie in the direct analysis of cancer tissue. In this study, by comparative proteomics analysis of PCa and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) tissues we attempted to elucidate the proteins and regulatory pathways involved in this disease. (More)
Patients with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis who are positive for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) or anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibodies may develop chronic renal failure leading to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) within days or weeks. The early serologic detection of auto-antibodies associated with ANCA and anti-GBM(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether treatment of subclinical, borderline rejections (SR/BR) or histological findings of chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) in protocol biopsies in the first month posttransplantation after living related kidney transplantation has a beneficial effect on graft histology and renal function at 6 months. Among(More)
(Full text is available at http://www.manu.edu.mk/prilozi). Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PH) is predominantly a disease of young females. Yet, little is known regarding the effects of female sex hormones in PH. Female rats develop less severe PH compared to male rats, and ovariectomy (OVX) exacerbates PH. Although OVX rats treated with estradiol develop(More)
Histological markers of chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) in early protocol biopsies may ultimately result in deterioration of graft function. The aim of our study was to evaluate risk factors of early CAN histology and to determine whether treatment of borderline and subclinical acute rejections (BR/SAR) at 1-month posttransplant, prevents development(More)