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Studies were performed to test the hypothesis that the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)/epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)/extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) pathway, nicotinamide(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin II blockade and spironolactone effectively reduces proteinuria in humans. To clarify the mechanisms of the beneficial effect of blockade of both aldosterone and angiotensin II,(More)
In the heart, nitric oxide activates an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-sensitive K (K(ATP)) channel that is constructed of two subunits, i.e., an ATP-binding cassette protein sulfonylurea receptor(More)
Cardiac endothelial nitric oxide synthase (ecNOS) was suppressed and inducible NOS (iNOS) enhanced at the decompensated heart failure stage in 18-week-old Dahl salt-sensitive (DS) hypertensive rats(More)