Kerstin Hadamek

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BACKGROUND Elevated plasma norepinephrine levels are associated with increased mortality in patients and in animal models with chronic heart failure. To test which alpha2-adrenoceptor subtypes operate as presynaptic inhibitory receptors to control norepinephrine release in heart failure, we investigated the response of gene-targeted mice lacking(More)
A substantial percentage of human pregnancies are lost as spontaneous abortions after implantation. This is often caused by an inadequately developed placenta. Proper development of the placental vascular system is essential to nutrient and gas exchange between mother and developing embryo. Here we show that alpha(2)-adrenoceptors, which are activated by(More)
alpha(2)-Adrenergic receptors play an essential role in regulating neurotransmitter release from sympathetic nerves and from adrenergic neurons in the CNS. However, the role of each of the three highly homologous alpha(2)-adrenergic receptor subtypes (alpha(2A), alpha(2B), alpha(2C)) in this process has not been determined unequivocally. To address this(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin II activates 2 distinct G protein-coupled receptors, the AT(1) and AT(2) receptors. Most of the known cardiovascular effects of angiotensin II are mediated by the AT(1) receptor subtype. The aim of the present study was to test whether deletion of the AT(2) receptor gene in mice (AT(2)-KO mice) leads to long-term functional or(More)
Alpha(2)-adrenoceptors mediate diverse functions of the sympathetic system and are targets for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, depression, pain, glaucoma, and sympathetic activation during opioid withdrawal. To determine whether alpha(2)-adrenoceptors on adrenergic neurons or alpha(2)-adrenoceptors on nonadrenergic neurons mediate the physiological(More)
AIMS The sympathetic nervous system plays a central role in cardiac growth but its overstimulation is associated with increased mortality in patients with chronic heart failure. Pre-synaptic alpha2-adrenoceptors are essential feedback regulators to control the release of norepinephrine from sympathetic nerves. In this study we tested whether a deletion(More)
öK 2-Adrenergic receptors play an essential role in regulating neurotransmitter release from sympathetic nerves and from adrenergic neurons in the CNS. However, the role of each of the three highly homologous K 2-adrenergic receptor subtypes (K 2A , K 2B , K 2C) in this process has not been determined unequivocally. To address this question, the regulation(More)
Mammalian phosphoglycolate phosphatase (PGP) is thought to target phosphoglycolate, a 2-deoxyribose fragment derived from the repair of oxidative DNA lesions. However, the physiological role of this activity and the biological function of the DNA damage product phosphoglycolate is unknown. We now show that knockin replacement of murine Pgp with its(More)
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