Lăcrămioara Serban

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220 Acta Endocrinologica (Buc), vol. X, no. 2, p. 220-227, 2014 *Correspondence to: Lacramioara Serban MD, “Gr.T.Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi Physiology, Universitatii Str. 16, Iasi, 700115, Romania, E-mail: serban.lacramioara@yahoo.com Abstract Background. Idiopathic hypercalciuria is a risk factor for nephrolithiasis. Both renal stones(More)
Smooth muscle contractile activity depends upon cytosolic Ca2+, the Ca(2+)-sensitivity of actin-myosin interaction and several auxiliary mechanisms. This section presents the plasmalemmal Ca2+ fluxes in relation with the functional structure of their supportive proteins and the contractile impact. Summaries of classical data are accompanied by examples of(More)
Adrenomedullin (ADM), a ubiquitous vasoactive peptide, has been the target of a multitude of studies concerning its effect on the vascular tone. The present work aims at clarifying a series of its interactions with the renin-angiotensin system. The study uses the rat aorta ring as a model of conductance vessels, with or without vascular endothelium, and the(More)
Essential hypertension in children is a very important biological aspect in child pathology, caused by the synergic action of multiple risk factors, with an increasing prevalence. Since there is not much knowledge about juvenile essential hypertension in childhood, in this paper we will clarify the existing data about this pathology and its management,(More)
The contractile status of smooth muscle depends upon cytosolic Ca2+, the Ca(2+)-sensitivity of actin-myosin interaction and various calcium-independent mechanisms. This second part of our overview is devoted to the complex involvement of endoplasmic reticulum in the cytosolic Ca2+ signals related to smooth muscle contractile activity, with a focus on the(More)
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