Michal Vechoropoulos

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Pregnant ICR mice were injected daily with 30 mg cyclosporin (CS)/kg body weight on days 6-8 or 10-12 of gestation. In parallel, control mice were administered saline injections on the same gestational days. The mice were sacrificed on days 12, 15, 17 or 19 of gestation. The number of resorption sites counted, the embryos and placentae were carefully(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha is widely distributed in the vasculature where it is believed to exert pleiotropic antiatherogenic effects. Its role in the regulation of blood pressure is still unresolved; however, some evidence suggests that it may affect the renin-angiotensin system. We investigated its role in angiotensin II-induced(More)
Hematopoiesis was evaluated in 15 B-CLL patients using the mixed colony formation assay. The mean growth of all types of colonies in B-CLL peripheral blood was significantly lower than that of 10 normal controls (p less than 0.05). To investigate whether TNF is the cytokine involved in the reduced growth of hematopoietic progenitors in B-CLL, neutralizing(More)
AIMS To determine whether low-dose calcitriol attenuates atherosclerosis in apoE-null mice and, if so, through which predominant mechanism. METHODS Starting at the age of 6 weeks, mice received intraperitoneal injections of either 0.25 ng/g body weight of calcitriol or the vehicle, every other day for 8 weeks. RESULTS Calcitriol treatment resulted in(More)
Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is an essential co-factor for the biosynthesis of catecholamine-type neurotransmitters and of nitric oxide (NO). The expression of the enzymes catalyzing the first two steps of the BH4 biosynthetic pathway was studied in the developing chicken retina by in situ hybridization and immunocytochemistry. GTP-cyclohydrolase-I (GTP-CH-I)(More)
Inhibition of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) accelerates atherosclerosis in ApoE-null mice by impairing the balance between angiotensin II (AII) and NO. Our previous data suggested a role for PPAR α in the deleterious effect of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). We tested the hypothesis that ApoE-null mice lacking PPAR α (DKO mice) would be(More)
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