Nahuel Fernandez Machulsky

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BACKGROUND Metalloproteinases (MMPs) are synthesized in the subendothelium and are involved in the atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease process because of their major significance in vascular remodeling and plaque rupture. MMPs are also synthesized in adipose tissue during angiogenesis; however, the role of these enzymes in obesity and(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin involved in calcium and bone metabolism; recently its deficiency has been related to cardiovascular disease. In cardiac tissue, vitamin D suppresses metalloproteinases (MMPs) expression, enzymes directly associated with vulnerable plaque. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the association between vitamin D and(More)
The aim of the study was to compare the effects of chronic oral treatment with carvedilol or amlodipine on blood pressure, blood pressure variability and target organ damage in N-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) hypertensive rats. Wistar rats were treated with L-NAME administered in the drinking water for 8 weeks together with oral administration of(More)
UNLABELLED Psychosocial factors have been linked to cardiovascular diseases independently of traditional risk factors. The impact of psychosocial factors on plaque destabilizing factors, such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) has been proposed although scarcely studied. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationships between hostility, perceived stress and(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), especially MMP-2 and MMP-9, have been identified in atherosclerotic plaques and have been directly associated with plaque remodelling and vulnerability. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is related to insulin resistance (IR) and obesity, characterized by changes in plasma levels of inflammatory markers, such as(More)
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