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In vitro cell culture system is a useful model for aging-related changes in a wide spectrum of biomedical research. In this study, we explored the passage and donor age-dependent changes in baboon macrovascular endothelial cells that are relevant to both in vitro cell culture aging models and experiments using cell culture techniques. We collected baboon(More)
A 32-year-old woman, gravida 4, para 2, visited Teikyo University Hospital with complaints of abnormal uterine bleeding and lower abdominal pain. Urine hCG level was 1,024 x 10(3) IU/l. MRI examination showed a vascular, rich solid mass 10 cm in diameter at the posterior region of the uterus. Under the clinical diagnosis of choriocarcinoma, she underwent(More)
Glucocorticoids have significant effects on endothelium mediated vascular function throughout life. The baboon model has been used extensively to study cellular responses to glucocorticoids at several stages of the lifespan. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is a major regulator of endothelium dependent arterial vasodilation. We have previously(More)
Betamethasone is frequently administered to pregnant women at risk of premature labor to accelerate fetal lung maturation. Maternally administered betamethasone produces pronounced changes in the fetal peripheral vasculature, raises fetal blood pressure and produces fetal growth restriction. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) plays an important role(More)
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