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EFFECTS OF CALCIUM‐ AND ETa‐RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS ON ENDOTHELIN‐INDUCED VASOCONSTRICTION AND LEVELS OF ENDOTHELIN IN THE HUMAN INTERNAL MAMMARY ARTERY
1. The effects of the ETA receptor antagonist BQ123 and dihydropyridine calcium antagonists on the vasoconstrictor effect of endothlin‐1 (ET‐1) were studied in human isolated internal mammary arteryExpand
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The Amino-terminal Domains of the Ezrin, Radixin, and Moesin (ERM) Proteins Bind Advanced Glycation End Products, an Interaction That May Play a Role in the Development of Diabetic Complications*
The presence of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) formed because of hyperglycemia in diabetic patients has been strongly linked to the development of diabetic complications and disturbances inExpand
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Thrombin stimulates expression of tissue-type plasminogen activator and plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 in cultured human vascular smooth muscle cells.
The effect of thrombin on the fibrinolytic potential of human vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC) in culture was studied. SMC of different origin responded to thrombin treatment with a dose and timeExpand
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Influence of the polymer amount on bioactivity and biocompatibility of SiO2/PEG hybrid materials synthesized by sol-gel technique.
SiO2/PEG organic-inorganic hybrid materials, which differ in polyethylene glycol (PEG) content, were synthesized by sol-gel technique and the characterization of their structure and biologicalExpand
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Antioxidant properties and cytotoxic effects on human cancer cell lines of aqueous fermented and lipophilic quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) preparations.
In the course of a screening program on quince phytochemicals, two complex preparations were in the focus of the present study, i.e., a lipophilic quince wax extract (QWE) and an aqueous fermentedExpand
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NMR-based metabolic profiling and in vitro antioxidant and hepatotoxic assessment of partially purified fractions from Golden germander (Teucrium polium L.) methanolic extract.
Golden germander (Teucrium polium L.) is a Mediterranean shrub of the Labiatae family, used in traditional medicine for its diuretic, antipyretic, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, tonic,Expand
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Atheromatous plaque macrophages produce plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 and stimulate its production by endothelial cells and vascular smooth muscle cells.
The capacity of macrophages to influence directly and indirectly fibrinolytic processes in atherosclerosis was studied using macrophages isolated from atherosclerotic plaques of patients undergoingExpand
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Overexpression of insulin‐like growth factor binding protein‐6 inhibits rhabdomyosarcoma growth in vivo
Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft‐tissue sarcoma of childhood. Rhabdomyosarcoma cell lines overexpress insulin‐like growth factor‐II (IGF‐II), an autocrine growth factor that is inhibited byExpand
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Raviscanina wild asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius L.): a nutritionally valuable crop with antioxidant and antiproliferative properties
Abstract The present work is aimed to evaluate the nutritional values, antioxidative and antiproliferative properties, and the chemical composition of wild asparagus ( Asparagus acutifolius L.) fromExpand
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IFN-gamma inhibits thrombin- and endotoxin-induced plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 in human endothelial cells.
The plasmin/plasminogen system of enzymes may be involved in leukocyte migration through the endothelial cell layer of the vascular wall during inflammatory processes associated with vascular injury,Expand
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