Le Anh Luong

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This study investigated the cannabinoid receptor, known to inhibit neuronally-evoked contractions of the mouse isolated urinary bladder, in bladder sections isolated from mouse, rat, dog, pig non-human primate or human. The CB(1)-like pharmacology of the cannabinoid receptor in mouse isolated bladder observed previously was confirmed in this study by the(More)
The functional 5A/6A polymorphism of the stromelysin-1 promoter has been implicated as a potential genetic marker for the progression of angiographically determined atherosclerosis in patients with coronary artery disease. Recently, a novel interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene functional G/C polymorphism at -174 in the promoter has also been reported. In this study,(More)
Regions of the arterial tree exposed to laminar flow, which exerts high shear stress, are protected from inflammation, endothelial cell (EC) death and atherosclerosis. TNFalpha activates NF-kappaB transcription factors, which potentially exert dual functions by inducing both proinflammatory and cytoprotective transcripts. We assessed whether laminar shear(More)
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of arteries. It is triggered by proinflammatory mediators which induce adhesion molecules (eg, vascular cell adhesion molecule [VCAM]-1) in endothelial cells (ECs) by activating p38 and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases by phosphorylation. Blood flow influences(More)
Modulator of apoptosis 1 (MOAP-1) is a BH3-like protein that plays key roles in cell death or apoptosis. It is an integral partner to the tumor suppressor protein, Ras association domain family 1A (RASSF1A), and functions to activate the Bcl-2 family pro-apoptotic protein Bax. Although RASSF1A is now considered a bona fide tumor suppressor protein, the role(More)
OBJECTIVE Atherosclerosis is initiated at branches and bends of arteries exposed to disturbed blood flow that generates low shear stress. This mechanical environment promotes lesions by inducing endothelial cell (EC) apoptosis and dysfunction via mechanisms that are incompletely understood. Although transcriptome-based studies have identified multiple(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNA miR-214 has been implicated in many biological cellular functions, but the impact of miR-214 and its target genes on vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation, migration, and neointima smooth muscle cell hyperplasia is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS Expression of miR-214 was closely regulated by different pathogenic stimuli in(More)
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