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OBJECTIVE Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) has been reported to be a gasotransmitter which regulates cardiovascular homeostasis. The present study aims to examine the hypothesis that hydrogen sulfide is able to promote angiogenesis. METHODS Angiogenesis was assessed using in vitro parameters (i.e. endothelial cell proliferation, adhesion, transwell migration(More)
It is not known whether H(2)S can promote angiogenesis with improvement of regional blood flow in ischemic organs. Sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS, a H(2)S donor) was administered once a day for 4 w following femoral artery ligation. Collateral vessel growth, capillary density, regional tissue blood flow, the expression of endothelial growth factor (VEGF), VEGF(More)
1. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an independent cardiovascular risk factor. Angiotensin AT1 receptor antagonism has been considered as a specific approach to block the renin-angiotensin system and been demonstrated to be able to prevent or regress LVH by interfering with the remodelling process of the heart. 2. Angiotensin AT1 receptor blockade(More)
AIMS The potential receptor for hydrogen sulfide (H2S) remains unknown. RESULTS H2S could directly activate vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) and that a small interfering RNA (siRNA)-mediated knockdown of VEGFR2 inhibited H2S-induced migration of human vascular endothelial cells. H2S promoted angiogenesis in Matrigel plug assay in(More)
Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) causes significant losses in pig industry in many countries in Asia and Europe. The E2 glycoprotein of CSFV is the main target for neutralizing antibodies. Recently, the replicon of alphaviruses, such as Semliki Forest virus (SFV), has been developed as replicative expression vectors for gene delivery. In this study, we(More)
This study aimed to examine effects of adjunctive baicalin therapy to ampicillin for experimental bacterial meningitis in rabbits. After Escherichia Coli inoculation, mean leukocyte counts, concentrations of protein, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-1 (IL-1) and lactate in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), brain water content and mean arterial(More)
We previously found hydrogen sulfide (H2S) to be a new proangiogenic factor. However, the mechanisms underlying the cardiovascular effect of this small gas molecule remain largely unknown. The aim of the present study was to identify the essential microRNAs (miRNAs) involved in the transduction of H2S signals in vascular endothelial cells (ECs). The(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) is now considered as the third gaseotransmitter, however, the signaling pathways that modulate the biomedical effect of H(2)S on endothelial cells are poorly defined. In the present study, we found in human endothelial cells that H(2)S increased cell migration rates and induced a marked reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton,(More)
1. Hydrogen sulphide (H(2)S) has recently been recognized as a gasotransmitter that regulates angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo under physiological and ischaemic conditions. 2. In the present review, the mechanisms underlying angiogenesis are summarized briefly and the most recent progress in H(2)S-induced angiogenesis in vivo and in vitro is described. The(More)
H(2)S (hydrogen sulfide), regarded as the third gaseous transmitter, is implicated in ulcerative colitis and colorectal cancers. The present study investigates the effects of H(2)S on cell proliferation in human colon cancer HCT 116 cells and SW480 cells. We identified the two key enzymes, CBS and CSE, for H(2)S synthesis in HCT 116 cells. An exogenously(More)