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MicroRNAs (miRs) are small conserved RNA that regulate gene expression. Bioinformatic analysis of miRNA profiles during mouse lung development indicated a role for multiple miRNA, including miRNA-489. miR-489 increased on completion of alveolar septation [postnatal day 42 (P42)], associated with decreases in its conserved target genes insulin-like growth(More)
Epidemiologic data have indicated that the intake of polyphenols is inversely associated with mortality from cardiovascular disease. Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are ubiquitous signaling proteins that have been associated with gene regulation. This study determined whether polyphenols (catechin and quercetin) activated kinase-signaling cascades(More)
Hypoxia enhances transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling, inhibiting alveolar development and causing abnormal pulmonary arterial remodeling in the newborn lung. We hypothesized that, during chronic hypoxia, reduced peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) signaling may contribute to, or be caused by, excessive TGF-β signaling. To(More)
RATIONALE Vascular endothelial mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to the pathogenesis of several oxidant stress-associated disorders. Oxidant stress is a major contributor to the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a chronic lung disease of prematurity that often leads to sequelae in adult survivors. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to(More)
We have previously shown that inhibition of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling attenuates hypoxia-induced inhibition of alveolar development and abnormal pulmonary vascular remodeling in the newborn mice and that endothelin-A receptor (ETAR) antagonists prevent and reverse the vascular remodeling. The current study tested the hypothesis that(More)
The polyphenol quercetin (Quer) represses expression of the cardiovascular disease risk factor plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in cultured endothelial cells (ECs). Transfection of PAI-1 promoter-luciferase reporter deletion constructs identified a 251-bp fragment (nucleotides -800 to -549) responsive to Quer. Two E-box motifs (CACGTG), at map(More)
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