Mahendra K Patel

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Thrombospondin-1 is a large matricellular protein that acts as a pleiotropic growth factor for human vascular smooth muscle cells, and may play a role in the progression of vascular disease. Although we have previously demonstrated the dependence of both thrombospondin-1-stimulated cell chemotaxis and proliferation on tyrosine kinases, the receptor(More)
The hemostatic dysfunction induced by cardiopulmonary bypass is due, in part, to a platelet dysfunction evidenced by a postoperative extension of the bleeding time; it leads to increased postoperative blood loss and morbidity. This study, which was conducted in 85 patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass, was designed to characterize the hematologic(More)
Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) is a matricellular protein that is present in negligible amounts in normal human vasculature but occurs in significant amounts in diseased vessels. In this study, we examined the effect of TSP-1 on DNA synthesis, proliferation, and migration in human vascular smooth muscle cells grown from saphenous vein. TSP-1 (0.1 to 30(More)
Vascular restenosis after invasive interventions is an important clinical problem for which no preventive pharmacologic therapy exists. Calcium channel blockers have been shown to inhibit myointimal hyperplasia in animal models of restenosis and in some small and flawed clinical coronary restenosis trials. We examined the inhibitory effect of amlodipine,(More)
20-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) is a cytochrome P-450 4A (CYP4A) metabolite of arachidonic acid (AA) in human and rabbit lung microsomes and is a dilator of isolated human pulmonary arteries (PA). However, little is known regarding the contribution of P-450 metabolites to pulmonary vascular tone. We examined 1) the effect of two mechanistically(More)
Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) chemotaxis is fundamental to atherosclerosis and intimal hyperplasia. An increase in intracellular Ca2+ [Ca2+]i is an important signal in chemotaxis, but the role of L-type calcium channels (CaV1.2) in this response in human vascular smooth muscle cells (hVSMC) has not been examined. hVSMC were grown from explant cultures(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to assess the growth inhibitory effect of fibrates on human vascular smooth muscle cells. Restenosis is the most important factor limiting the long term success of invasive vascular interventions and there is as yet no effective preventive treatment. Platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) is considered to be an important growth(More)
Prostacyclin, being a potent vasodilator and platelet aggregation inhibitor, is of interest because of its possible relationship to microangiopathy associated with diabetes and other vascular diseases. Using a radioimmunoassay for the stable product of prostacyclin breakdown (6-keto PGF1 alpha) we have examined the ability of serum from diabetic patients to(More)