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The expression pattern of angiotensin (Ang) II type 2 receptor (AT2-R) in the remodeling process of human left ventricles (LVs) remains poorly defined. We analyzed its expression at protein, mRNA, and cellular levels using autopsy, biopsy, or operation LV samples from patients with failing hearts caused by acute (AMI) or old (OMI) myocardial infarction and(More)
The signaling cascade elicited by angiotensin II (Ang II) resembles that characteristic of growth factor stimulation, and recent evidence suggests that G protein-coupled receptors transactivate growth factor receptors to transmit mitogenic effects. In the present study, we report the involvement of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) in Ang II-induced(More)
Previous studies have shown the existence of specific high affinity T3 binding sites in rat cerebrocortical synaptosomes. In this study, to define the localization of the binding sites, T3 binding to disrupted synaptic membrane fractions was compared with the binding to intact synaptosomes obtained from the rat cerebral cortex. Scatchard analysis revealed(More)
To assess the effects of thyroid hormone and cardiac function on senile dementia, relations between serum thyroid hormone concentrations, hemodynamic parameters and dementia rating scale scores were studied in 83 subjects aged 70 and over. Age and serum-free T3 concentrations had a significantly negative correlation in all subjects and in subjects without(More)
Intracellular generation of triiodothyronine (T3) from thyroxine (T4) by type 2 deiodinase (D2) in the mammalian brain, plays a key role in thyroid hormone action. The presence of D2 in rat astrocytes suggests the importance of glial cells in the regulation of intracellular T3 levels in the rat central nervous system (CNS). To analyze further the factors(More)
A massive extravasation of pegylated-liposomal doxorubicin (Doxil) accidentally occurred, affecting the right forearm of a 54-year-old woman with metastatic ovarian cancer who was receiving an intravenous infusion of the drug. In accordance with the institutional guidelines for vesicant drugs, a corticosteroid preparation was immediately injected(More)
Cyanide concentrations in whole blood, saliva and urine were measured in 83 patients with motor neuron disease (MND) and age-, sex-matched control subjects consisting of 62 patients with and 49 without neurological disorders. Cyanide levels in whole blood and urine of MND patients were significantly higher than the non-neurological control groups in smokers(More)
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