Lýdia Jendeková

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The attenuated nitric oxide (NO) formation and/or elevated production of reactive oxygen species are often found in experimental and human hypertension. We aimed to determine possible effects of N-acetylcysteine (1.5 g/kg/day) and N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine (melatonin, 10 mg/kg/day) in adult spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) with established(More)
The imbalance between NO (nitric oxide) and ROS (reactive oxygen species) is an important factor in the development of hypertension. The aim of the present study was to determine the preventive and therapeutic effects of NAC (N-acetylcysteine) in SHRs (spontaneously hypertensive rats). Young and adult SHRs and WKY (Wistar-Kyoto) rats were treated with NAC(More)
Although angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are well-established drugs in the treatment of hypertension, they are not supposed to be sufficient in the inhibition of aldosterone formation. The present study analyzes the effect of aldosterone receptor antagonist, spironolactone and ACE inhibitor, captopril on nitric oxide (NO) and S-nitrosothiol(More)
Red wine polyphenols have been reported to possess beneficial properties for preventing cardiovascular diseases but their neuroprotective effects during chronic L-NAME treatment have not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to analyze a time course of Provinols effects on brain NO synthase activity and oxidative damage in L-NAME-induced hypertension.(More)
OBJECTIVES The effects of indapamide, a thiazide-like diuretic, and captopril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, on spontaneous hypertension and the development of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), nitric oxide generation and oxidant status were investigated. METHODS Six-week-old male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) were treated with(More)
The imbalance between nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production appears to be a common feature of experimental and human hypertension. Previously, different antioxidants and/or scavengers of oxygen free radicals were shown to activate nitric oxide synthase (NO synthase, NOS) and to increase the expression of both endothelial and(More)
We aimed to analyze whether hypertension and changes in nitric oxide (NO) generation are associated with alterations of locomotor activity in rats. Male Wistar rats treated with an inhibitor of NO synthase, NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME, 40 mg/kg/day) for 6 weeks, control Wistar rats, spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), and control Wistar(More)
We aimed to compare the effects of chronic and acute administration of structurally different antihypertensives, diuretics - indapamide and hydrochlorothiazide, ACE inhibitor - captopril and indapamide+captopril combination on endothelium-dependent relaxation of femoral artery isolated from nitric oxide (NO)-deficient rats. In the chronic experiment,(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of NAD(P)H oxidase inhibitor - apocynin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxyacetophenone) on the increase of systolic blood pressure (SBP) in borderline (BHR) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Young 6-week-old male BHR (offspring of SHR dams and Wistar Kyoto sires) and SHR were treated with apocynin (30(More)
The work is focused on clarifying the impact of diabetes and natural plant polyphenols contained in Pycnogenol® (PYC) on the activity and synthesis of Cu/Zn-SOD and synthesis of nNOS and eNOS in the cerebellum and cerebral cortex in rats with induced diabetes. Rats included in the study (n=38) were divided into three groups: the controls (C), (n=7),(More)