Julian H Rosenthal

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AIM It has been suggested that homocysteine (tHcy) levels and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) genotype are primary risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD). We performed a case-control study to investigate whether tHcy levels and MTHFR genotype (677 C-->T mutation and 1298 A-->C mutation) are associated with CHD under special consideration(More)
Renin-like enzyme and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) were identified and their specific activities measured in cardiac tissues of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and their Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) normotensive controls. In addition, the enzyme activities were determined following administration of hypotensive drugs. The pH optima of cardiac renin-like(More)
Data from several epidemiologic studies have suggested that, among other variables, hematocrit and fibrinogen may constitute risk factors for high blood pressure. As part of a population survey for cardiovascular risk factors, plasma viscosity and hemoglobin were measured. Blood pressure was determined under standardized conditions according to the(More)
After oral administration, ramipril, a nonsulfhydryl angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, is transformed in the liver into its active metabolite ramiprilat. Because of its pentane ring it is at least 23 times more lipophilic than enalaprilat. The in vitro affinity for ACE is 7 times higher than for enalaprilat and 47 times higher than for(More)
The effects of 16 days of oral treatment with thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH, 1 mg/24 h) on serum levels of thyrotropin (TSH), thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) and the kinetics of TRH in the blood were studied in normal rats. A second group of animals served as controls. TRH was dissolved by sonification (10 mg/l) and was stable in tap water.(More)
ACE-inhibitors and AT, receptor antagonists play an important role in the treatment of cardiovascular and renal diseases. The criteria of evidence-based medicine indicate that ACE-inhibitors (in appropriate combinations with other cardiovascular agents) continue to represent the treatment of first choice in chronic heart failure, post-myocardial infarction(More)
The effect of saralasin, a competitive inhibitor of angiotensin II, was assessed in hypertensive patients with unilateral renal artery stenosis after furosemide application. A significant fall of systemic arterial blood pressure, an increase of renal venous renin activity, significantly on the stenosed side in patients without arteriosclerosis of the(More)