María Angeles Sevilla

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Several series of dihydrostilbenamide, imidazo[2,1-a]isoindole, pyrimido[2,1-a]isoindole and phthalazinone derivatives were obtained and their vasorelaxant activity was measured on isolated rat aorta rings pre-contracted with phenylephrine (10(-5)M). Some phthalazinones attained, practically, the total relaxation of the organ at micromolar concentrations.(More)
Acetylcholine (ACh, 1-50 microM) and carbachol (1-10 microM) concentration-dependently enhanced the electrically evoked tritium overflow in guinea pig carotid arteries preincubated with [3H]norepinephrine (NE). However, lower concentrations of ACh and carbachol (0.05 and 0.1 microM) slightly reduced this overflow. Phentolamine (1 microM) potentiated the(More)
Magnesium aluminium layered double hydroxides (LDH) with a molar Mg/Al ratio of 2.0 have been prepared with intercalated indomethacin following two routes: reconstruction from a previously calcined Mg(2)Al-CO(3) LDH, and coprecipitation from the corresponding chlorides. The solids have been characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, FTIR, and (13)C CP/MAS(More)
Although much is known about environmental factors that predispose individuals to hypertension and cardiovascular disease, little information is available regarding the genetic and signaling events involved. Indeed, few genes associated with the progression of these pathologies have been discovered despite intensive research in animal models and human(More)
Our objective was to examine the effect of chronic treatment with amlodipine on blood pressure, left ventricular hypertrophy, and fibrosis in spontaneously hypertensive rats and the persistence of such an effect after drug withdrawal. We investigated the effects of treatment with 2, 8 and 20 mg/kg/day of amlodipine given orally for six months and at three(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of long-term nebivolol therapy on high blood pressure, impaired endothelial function in aorta, and damage observed in heart and conductance arteries in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). For this purpose, SHR were treated for 9 weeks with nebivolol (8 mg/kg per day). Untreated SHR and Wistar Kyoto rats(More)
OBJECTIVES We observed previously that nebivolol treatment for 2 months reduced cardiovascular lesions in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Therefore, we investigated whether this beneficial effect is increased with a longer treatment, and its persistence after withdrawal. METHODS Male SHR were treated with 8 mg/kg per day of nebivolol (N-SHR) for 6(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study investigates the effect of pravastatin on blood pressure, cardiovascular remodelling and impaired endothelial function induced as early signs of cardiovascular disease in young spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Eight-week-old SHR were treated for 4 weeks with pravastatin (20 mg kg(-1) day(-1)).(More)
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (Ahr) is a transcriptional factor involved in detoxification responses to pollutants and in intrinsic biological processes of multicellular organisms. We recently described that Vav3, an activator of Rho/Rac GTPases, is an Ahr transcriptional target in embryonic fibroblasts. These results prompted us to compare the Ahr(-/-) and(More)
1. JB-9322 is a selective histamine H2-receptor antagonist with gastric antisecretory activity and mucosal protective properties. 2. The affinity of JB-9322 for the guinea-pig atria histamine H2-receptor was approximately 2 times greater than that of ranitidine. 3. In vivo, the ID50 value for the inhibition of gastric acid secretion in pylorus-ligated rats(More)