Jozica Marin

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The vascular Na+ pump maintains intracellular ionic concentration and controls membrane potential. Its inhibition by cardiac glycosides enhances the intracellular Na+ concentration. This in turn activates the Na+-Ca2+ exchange mechanism, which induces intracellular Ca2+ increase, membrane depolarization, and noradrenaline release from perivascular(More)
The present study analyses the influence of hypertension and endothelium on the effect induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) on basal tone in aortic segments from normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) of 6-month-old, as well as the possible mechanisms involved. Single (1 mM) or cumulative (100 nM-10 mM) concentrations of(More)
High levels of glycosylated human hemoglobin impair nitric oxide-mediated responses. However, the percentage of glycosylation for which this effect is observed and the mechanisms involved are unknown. We tested endothelium-dependent relaxations caused by acetylcholine in rat aortic segments either in control conditions or after preincubation with increasing(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension and other vascular diseases are more prevalent in diabetic patients than in the general population. In humans and in several animal models of diabetes, a disturbance of endothelium-dependent responses has been shown. Oxyhemoglobin is one of the most known modulators of these endothelium-dependent responses. We postulate that high(More)
A rotavirus surveillance study was undertaken in Slovenia from December 2005 to March 2006. Stool samples from 114 children hospitalized with acute viral gastroenteritis were collected from two main Slovenian hospitals. These confirmed rotavirus-positive samples were selected for a rotavirus G and P genotype prevalence study. Six untypable strains of(More)
The regulation of cytosolic Ca2+ homeostasis is essential for cells, and particularly for vascular smooth muscle cells. In this regulation, there is a participation of different factors and mechanisms situated at different levels in the cell, among them Ca2+ pumps play an important role. Thus, Ca2+ pump, to extrude Ca2+; Na+/Ca2+ exchanger; and different(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the individual and occupational factors that are predictors for low back pain among the employees of a university hospital in southern Spain. METHODS A transverse study was conducted in which the population used was the hospital employees who volunteered to participate. The information was obtained by using a questionnaire, which(More)
1. The aim of the present study was to explore the contribution of adrenergic, sensory and nitrergic innervations to the inhibitory effects of the beta2-adrenoceptor agonist clenbuterol on responses to electrical field stimulation (EFS, 200 mA, 0.3 ms, 1-16 Hz, for 30 s, at 1 min interval) in rat mesenteric artery segments without endothelium and the(More)
A precise measurement of the proton flux in primary cosmic rays with rigidity (momentum/charge) from 1 GV to 1.8 TV is presented based on 300 million events. Knowledge of the rigidity dependence of the proton flux is important in understanding the origin, acceleration, and propagation of cosmic rays. We present the detailed variation with rigidity of the(More)
Rotaviral RNA was detected in the stool sample of an asymptomatic fattening pig at a Slovenian pig farm. To characterize the rotavirus, RT-PCR was used, employing primers specific for the VP7, VP4 and NSP4 genes. Specific products were purified and the sequencing reaction was performed for the molecular analysis of amplified genes. Nucleotide and amino acid(More)