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The gastric mucosa plays an important role in the physiological function of the stomach. This mucosa acts as gastric barrier, which protects deeper located cells against the detrimental action of the(More)
Gastric microcirculation plays an important role in the maintenance of the mucosal gastric integrity and the mechanism of injury as well as providing protection to the gastric mucosa. Disturbances in(More)
Carbon monoxide (CO) produced by heme oxygenase (HO)-1 and HO-2 or released from the CO-donor, tricarbonyldichlororuthenium (II) dimer (CORM-2) causes vasodilation, with unknown efficacy against(More)
Angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)] is a major vasoactive metabolite of angiotensin I (Ang I), both being important components of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). Ang-(1-7) acting via Mas receptor was(More)
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous competitive inhibitor of nitric oxide (NO) synthase known to exert vasoconstriction of vascular bed. The elevation of ADMA has been considered as(More)