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OBJECTIVE Hypercholesterolemia induces endothelial dysfunction, a hallmark of the atherosclerotic process, modulating the expression of key genes in vascular endothelial cells. METHODS AND RESULTS By differential display analysis, we have studied the effect of high concentrations of native low density lipoprotein (LDL) on endothelial gene expression. mRNA(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of rosuvastatin on platelet deposition under controlled shear rate conditions and to identify new platelet proteins involved in the interaction with the activating substrate. METHODS AND RESULTS Platelet-vessel wall interaction and thrombosis take place under dynamic conditions involving the interaction of the exposed(More)
AIMS Ischaemic post-conditioning (IPost-Co) exerts cardioprotection by diminishing ischaemia/reperfusion injury. Yet, the mechanisms involved in such protection remain largely unknown. We have investigated the effects of IPost-Co in cardiac cells and in heart performance using molecular, proteomic and functional approaches. METHODS AND RESULTS Pigs(More)
BACKGROUND Moderate consumption of red wine has been epidemiologically associated with a reduction in cardiovascular disease, but its mechanism of action is not fully understood. The objective was to study whether the protective effects of a daily intake of red wine (Tempranillo, 12.8% alcohol vol/vol) could be related to inhibition of thrombosis in an(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial microvascular loss after myocardial infarction (MI) remains a therapeutic challenge. Autologous stem cell therapy was considered as an alternative; however, it has shown modest benefits due to the impairing effects of cardiovascular risk factors on stem cells. Allogenic adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) may overcome such limitations,(More)
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