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Much attention has been focused on the role of nitric oxide in hypertension and cardiovascular disease. More recently, the role of superoxide anion and its interaction with nitric oxide has been investigated in this context. This review will concentrate on the role of superoxide in human and experimental hypertension, paying particular attention to the(More)
The hypothesis that the decreased nitric oxide (NO) availability observed in spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rats (SHRSP) is due to excess superoxide (O2-) was examined. O2- generation, measured by lucigenin chemiluminescence, was studied in 12- to 16-week male and female Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) and SHRSP. In addition, expression of the gene(More)
There is evidence in humans that hypertension and aging similarly impair endothelial function, although the mechanism remains unclear. Superoxide anion (O(2)(-)) is a major determinant of nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability and thus endothelial function. We sought to determine the relationship between endothelial function, O(2)(-), and age in normotensive(More)
Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. It has thus been suggested that primary and/or genetic abnormalities in mitochondrial function may lead to accumulation of toxic lipid species in muscle and elsewhere, impairing insulin action on glucose metabolism. Alternatively, however, defects in insulin signaling may(More)
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