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Alterations in cardiac G protein-mediated signaling, most prominently G(q/11) signaling, are centrally involved in hypertrophy and heart failure development. Several RGS proteins that can act as negative regulators of G protein signaling are expressed in the heart, but their functional roles are still poorly understood. RGS expression changes have been(More)
G protein-coupled receptor signaling plays a crucial role in platelet function. Regulators of G protein signaling (RGSs), which accelerate the deactivation of G protein signaling, are expressed in platelets. However, RGS expression has not been studied in the context of aspirin resistance. We compared RGS mRNA levels in platelets from 39 aspirin-resistant(More)
Cardiac fibroblasts play a key role in fibrosis development in response to stress and injury. Angiotensin II (ANG II) is a major profibrotic activator whose downstream effects (such as phospholipase Cβ activation, cell proliferation, and extracellular matrix secretion) are mainly mediated via G(q)-coupled AT(1) receptors. Regulators of G protein signaling(More)
Cardiac hypertrophy is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Activation of Gq/11-mediated signaling is required for pressure overload-induced cardiomyocyte (CM) hypertrophy to develop. We previously showed that among Regulators of G protein Signaling, RGS2 selectively inhibits Gq/11 signaling and its hypertrophic effects(More)
PURPOSE Many scientific evidences suggested that the methylation of p16INK4a (p16) was associated with bladder cancer, but some existing studies have yielded inconclusive results about the relationship between p16 promoter methylation and pathological features or the tumor grade of bladder cancer. This meta-analysis of studies aims to evaluate the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The activation of Gq-protein-coupled receptors induces proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) proliferation and is involved in vascular remodeling. The regulator of G protein signaling 2 (RGS2), which accelerates the termination of Gq protein signaling, may play a role in vascular remodeling. However, this role remains unclear. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of several vasoactive peptides on the development of arterial restenosis after balloon angioplasty. METHODS In rat aortic artery restenosis model produced by denudation of aortic endothelia, we observed changes of endothelin (ET), angiotensin II (AII), calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and adrenomedullin (Adm) in(More)
Many long non coding RNAs have been identified as key modulators in cancer development. A lncRNA, DBCCR1-003, derived from the locus of tumor suppressor gene DBCCR1 (deleted in bladder cancer chromosome region 1), has unknown function. In the present study, we explored function and molecular mechanism of DBCCR1-003 in bladder cancer (BC) development. We(More)
Cardiac hypertrophy is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Activation of G(q/11)-mediated signaling is required for pressure overload-induced cardiomyocyte (CM) hypertrophy to develop. We previously showed that among Regulators of G protein Signaling, RGS2 selectively inhibits G(q/11) signaling and its hypertrophic(More)
Hyperthermia as an anticancer method has been paid increasing attention in recent years. Several studies have shown that hyperthermia can kill tumor cells by inducing apoptosis. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of hyperthermia-induced apoptosis are largely unknown. To investigate the effects and molecular mechanism of hyperthermia on the(More)