Jay S. Naik

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To test the hypothesis that vasodilation occurs because of the release of a vasoactive substance after a brief muscle contraction and to determine whether acetylcholine spillover from the motor nerve is involved in contraction-induced hyperemia, tetanic muscle contractions were produced by sciatic nerve stimulation in anesthetized dogs (n = 16),(More)
Hydrogen sulfide dilates rat mesenteric arteries by activating endothelial large-conductance Ca 2ϩ-activated K ϩ channels and smooth muscle Ca 2ϩ sparks. have previously shown that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) reduces myogenic tone and causes relaxation of phenylephrine (PE)-constricted mesenteric arteries. This effect of H2S to cause vasodilation and vascular(More)
Chronic hypoxia (CH) results in reduced sensitivity to vasoconstrictors in conscious rats that persists upon restoration of normoxia. We hypothesized that this effect is due to endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization of vascular smooth muscle (VSM) cells after CH. VSM cell resting membrane potential was determined for superior mesenteric artery strips(More)
A Phase I dose escalation first in man study assessed maximum tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) and recommended Phase II dose of TP300, a water soluble prodrug of the Topo-1 inhibitor TP3076, and active metabolite, TP3011. Eligible patients with refractory advanced solid tumors, adequate performance status, haematologic, renal, and hepatic(More)
We have previously shown that hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) reduces myogenic tone and causes relaxation of phenylephrine (PE)-constricted mesenteric arteries. This effect of H₂S to cause vasodilation and vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) hyperpolarization was mediated by large-conductance Ca(2+)-activated potassium channels (BKCa). Ca(2+) sparks are ryanodine(More)
Atrophic signaling elements of the ubiquitin–proteasome system (UPS) are involved in skeletal muscle wasting as well as pressure overload models of heart failure. In our prior experiments, we demonstrated a transcriptional downregulation of atrophy-inducing vascular E3 ubiquitin ligases in a toxic model of pulmonary hypertension where pulmonary artery and(More)
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