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Since pharmacological interactions of the renin-angiotensin system appear to alter the neurological outcome of stroke patients significantly, we examined the effect of elevated levels of angiotensin II and the role of its receptor subtype AT1 in brain infarction in transgenic mice after focal cerebral ischemia. Angiotensinogen-overexpressing and angiotensin(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the relationship between autonomic nervous system dysfunction, anxiety and depression in untreated hypertension. PATIENTS AND METHODS 86 newly diagnosed hypertensive patients and 98 healthy volunteers were included in the study. The psychological parameters were assessed with Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and(More)
Cerebrovascular reactivity, cerebrovascular reserve capacity, and velocity acceleration can be easily and reliably assessed by measuring acetazolamide-induced changes using transcranial Doppler. The authors' aim was to determine whether there are gender-related differences in these parameters. Fifty-six healthy subjects (27 males, 29 females) were examined(More)
During and after middle cerebral artery occlusion in mice, CaMKII alpha protein was irreversibly translocated from the soluble to the Triton X-100-nonsoluble fraction. This decrease in solubility had a strong effect on activity: CaMKII alpha was almost completely inactivated after being translocated. Results from solubilization experiments suggest that(More)
Alternative splice-site selection is regulated by the relative concentration of individual members of the serine-arginine family of proteins and heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins. Most of these proteins accumulate predominantly in the nucleus, and a subset of them shuttles continuously between nucleus and cytosol. We demonstrate that in primary(More)
Demyelination in multiple sclerosis (MS) may cause damage to the vegetative nervous system. Our objective was to examine cerebral autoregulation assessed via blood pressure and cerebral blood flow velocity fluctuations during head-up tilt table testing. We also investigated the effects of high-dose intravenous corticosteroid treatment. Transcranial Doppler(More)
The role of platelets in the development of atherosclerosis and obesity-related prothrombotic state is still under investigation. In this cross-sectional cohort study, we measured the levels of different platelet activation markers and evaluated their relationship with carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) along with other atherosclerotic risk factors in(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertensive (HT) patients are at higher risk of cognitive decline than normotensive individuals, because high blood pressure is a risk factor for mild cognitive deterioration. In this study cardio- and cerebrovascular reactivity along with cognitive performance was assessed on newly diagnosed HT patients. METHODS Diagnosis of hypertension was(More)
INTRODUCTION Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) activates complement system and has been suggested to play a role in vascular complications in diabetics. Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) detects subclinical atherosclerosis. We evaluated the association of MBL and IMT in type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients. METHODS Serum MBL levels and cIMT were measured in a(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Previous studies proved that vasodilation, caused by hypercapnia or acetazolamide, does not inhibit the visually evoked flow velocity changes in the posterior cerebral arteries. Our aim was to determine whether vasoconstriction induced by hypocapnia affects the neurovascular coupling. METHODS By using a visual cortex stimulation paradigm,(More)