Liangping Zhao

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There is growing evidence that oxidative stress plays critical roles in the pathogenesis of cardiac remodeling. In the present study, we established a rat model of passive smoking and investigated the antioxidant effects of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) on smoking-induced left ventricular remodeling. Cardiac structure and function were evaluated using(More)
BACKGROUND Mimecan plays an important role in endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cell integrity and may be involved the pathology of arterial stiffness. However, the role of mimecan in arterial stiffness in patients with hypertension is not well defined. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 116 hypertension patients and 54 healthy controls were enrolled in(More)
Inverse associations have been reported of overall vegetable intake to blood pressure (BP); whether such relations prevail for both raw and cooked vegetables has not been examined. Here we report cross-sectional associations of vegetable intakes with BP for 2195 Americans ages 40-59 in the International Study of Macro/Micronutrients and Blood Pressure(More)
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