Jean‐Paul Vilaine

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Two normotensive strains of rat, the Lou and Brown Norway (BN) strains, have contrasting levels of plasma angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). To investigate the degree of genetic determination of ACE expression, a polymorphic marker of the ACE gene was analyzed in inbred rats of the two strains. The two inbred strains were shown to bear different alleles(More)
Porcine coronary arteries with regenerated endothelium exhibit impaired endothelium-dependent relaxations. Experiments were designed to analyze the structural and functional changes occurring in regenerated endothelial cells. Primary cultures from regenerated endothelium contained giant endothelial cells, with an increased number of cells with diameter(More)
The present study was designed to test the ability of regenerated endothelium to evoke endothelium-dependent hyperpolarizations. Hyperpolarizations induced by serotonin and bradykinin were compared in isolated porcine coronary arteries with native or regenerated endothelium, 4 weeks after balloon endothelial denudation. The experiments were performed in the(More)
BACKGROUND Lipocalin-2 is a proinflammatory adipokine upregulated in obese humans and animals. A pathogenic role of lipocalin-2 in hypertension has been suggested. Mice lacking lipocalin-2 are protected from dietary obesity-induced cardiovascular dysfunctions. Administration of lipocalin-2 causes abnormal vasodilator responses in mice on a high-fat diet(More)
The binding characteristics of radiolabeled angiotensin II and the nonpeptidergic angiotensin AT1 receptor antagonist, DuP 753 (Losartan), were studied in rat liver homogenates. Competition experiments with human angiotensin I, II, and III and with the angiotensin antagonists, CGP 42114A, saralasin, DuP 753, and PD123177, confirmed that the [3H]angiotensin(More)
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