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The receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) is a single-transmembrane, multiligand receptor of the immunoglobulin superfamily. RAGE up-regulation is implicated in numerous pathological states including vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and neurodegeneration. The understanding of the regulation of RAGE is important in both disease pathogenesis(More)
The alternative splicing of pre-mRNAs is a critical mechanism in genomic complexity, disease, and development. Studies of the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) indicate that this gene undergoes a variety of splice events in humans. However, no studies have extensively analyzed the tissue distribution in other species or compared(More)
We previously demonstrated that endothelial cells are severely damaged during renal ischemia-reperfusion and that transplantation of adult human endothelial cells into athymic nude rats subjected to renal ischemia resulted in a dramatic protection of the kidney against injury and dysfunction. Morphological studies demonstrated the engraftment of(More)
Receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and its ligands are overexpressed in multiple cancers. RAGE has been implicated in tumorigenesis and metastasis, but little is known of the mechanisms involved. In this study, we define a specific functional role for an alternate splice variant termed RAGE splice variant 1 (RAGEv1), which encodes a soluble(More)
Recent studies have postulated the contribution of nitric oxide (NO) released by the endothelium to the beneficial effects of estrogen. Despite a neuronal-type NO synthase (nNOS) described in neutrophils, less is known about the effect of estrogen in these cells. The aim of the present study was to analyze the expression of nNOS protein in human neutrophils(More)
The aim was to analyze whether pericardial tissue expresses endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) protein and to determine the presence of cytosolic proteins that bind to eNOS mRNA. The effect of aspirin on the above-mentioned parameters was also analyzed. eNOS protein was expressed in pericardial tissue from male guinea pigs. Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide(More)
Treatment of metastatic tumors with engineered adenoviruses that replicate selectively in tumor cells is a new therapeutic approach in cancer. Systemic administration of these oncolytic adenoviruses lack metastatic targeting ability. The tumor stroma engrafting property of intravenously injected mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may allow the use of MSCs as(More)
Flavonoids are natural antioxidants that positively influence bone metabolism. The present study screened among different flavonoids to identify biomolecules for potential use in bone regeneration. For this purpose, we used MC3T3-E1 and RAW264.7 cells to evaluate their effect on cell viability and cell differentiation. First, different doses of chrysin,(More)
PURPOSE There are several reports suggesting that volatile anesthetics alter vascular endothelial function. We analyzed the effect of sevoflurane, a fluorinated volatile anesthetic, on nitric oxide (NO)-dependent relaxation, evaluating the role of the endothelium-derived vasoconstrictor endothelin-1 (ET-1). METHODS The experiments were performed in rat(More)
BACKGROUND Inositol hexakisphosphate (IP6) has been found to have an important role in biomineralization. METHODS Because the complete mechanism of action of IP6 on osteoblasts is not fully understood and its potential use in the primary prevention of osteoporosis, we examined the direct effect of IP6 on cell viability and differentiation of MC3T3-E1(More)