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Osteogenic differentiation of stem cells derived from human periodontal ligaments and pulp of human exfoliated deciduous teeth
Multipotent stem cells derived from periodontal ligaments (PDLSC) and pulp of human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) represent promising cell sources for bone regeneration. Recent studies haveExpand
Role of c-Jun N-terminal Kinase in the Regulation of Vascular Tone
The c-Jun N-terminal kinases (JNKs) belong to the mitogen-activated protein kinases superfamily, which play an important role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. However, itExpand
Nicotine potentiates proatherogenic effects of oxLDL by stimulating and upregulating macrophage CD36 signaling.
Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. CD36 mediates oxidized LDL (oxLDL) uptake and contributes to macrophage foam cell formation. We investigated aExpand
Altered Renal Expression of Angiotensin II Receptors, Renin Receptor, and ACE-2 Precede the Development of Renal Fibrosis in Aging Rats
Background: The susceptibility to fibrosis and progression of renal disease is mitigated by inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). We hypothesized that activation of the intrarenal RASExpand
Thioacetamide-Induced Fulminant Hepatic Failure Induces Cerebral Mitochondrial Dysfunction by Altering the Electron Transport Chain Complexes
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is an acute form of hepatic encephalopathy resulting from severe inflammatory or necrotic liver damage without any previously established liver damage. This developsExpand
Oral nicotine aggravates endothelial dysfunction and vascular inflammation in diet-induced obese rats: Role of macrophage TNFα
Obesity and cigarette smoke are major cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and, when coexisting in the same individuals, have additive/synergistic effects upon CVD. We studied the mechanisms involved inExpand
Plant Tissue Culture and Crop Improvement
Due to the drastically increasing population associated with limited natural and traditionally cultivated crops, novel methods are required to address this concern and thereby increase cropExpand
Identification and sequence characterization of melanocortin 1 receptor gene (MC1R) in Bos indicus versus (Bos taurus X Bos indicus)
Abstract Melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) plays a vital role in melanogenesis and determines coat color of mammals. Polymorphic variants in MC1R, causing coat color variation, were described in fewExpand
Abstract 11996: Nicotine Promotes Foam Cell Formation and Atherosclerosis by Receptor-mediated Activation of Cd36
In the USA smoking is associated with 175,000 annual deaths due to cardiovascular disease and 30% of all deaths caused by heart attack. The pathogenic roles of stable compounds in the gas phase ofExpand
Abstract MP07: Nicotine Promotes Vascular Inflammation And Endothelial Dysfunction In Obese Rats
Epidemiological studies have shown that obesity and cigarette smoking (CS) are major cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and when coexisting in the same individuals have additive/synergistic effectsExpand