Lukáš Rubín

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Cardiac anaphylaxis, an acute ischemic dysfunction comprising coronary vasoconstriction and arrhythmias, is a model of clinically recognized immediate hypersensitivity reactions affecting the heart. Bradykinin, a mediator of hypersensitivity, is also a potent coronary vasodilator, acting via nitric oxide and prostacyclin production. Because ischemia(More)
Hypoxia is a potent coronary-vasodilating signal; its mechanisms are still controversial. We have assessed the possible role of nitric oxide (NO) in hypoxic coronary vasodilatation (HCVD) in isolated guinea pig hearts perfused at constant pressure. HCVD was elicited by a 1-minute 100% N2 exposure; coronary flow doubled within 1 minute of hypoxia (early(More)
Five muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) subtypes, m1-m5, have been cloned and sequenced to date. The question as to which mAChR subtypes exist in mammalian heart has been studied extensively and is still under considerable debate. We used the reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction to amplify mRNA from adult rat ventricular myocytes, and(More)
N alpha-benzoyl-L-arginine ethyl ester (BAEE) is a vasorelaxant which resembles an arginine-containing peptide; its action may be partially endothelium-dependent. Because L-arginine (ARG) has little potency as a vasorelaxant, it has been proposed that an arginine-containing peptide, rather than free ARG, is the immediate precursor of endothelium-derived(More)
A study was undertaken to assess the receptor binding characteristics of [3H]4-benzylpempidine to an allosteric site on calf brain membranes associated with nicotinic cholinergic receptors and to compare the binding affinity of novel arylpempidine analogs with their ability to antagonize the behavioral effects of nicotine in mice. Scatchard analysis of the(More)
Active commuting (AC) to school represents a great opportunity to incorporate walking or cycling into adolescents' everyday routine. The objective of the study was to describe changes in AC in Czech adolescents across a 10-year period in different built environments. Data from the 2001 and 2011 Czech Census of Population and Housing were used to examine the(More)
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