Nourredine Idris-Khodja

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Aging is associated with a markedly increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases due, in part, to the development of vascular endothelial dysfunction. The present study has evaluated whether the Crataegus special extract WS(®)1442 prevents the development of aging-related endothelial dysfunction in rats, and, if so, to determine the underlying mechanisms.(More)
Transgenic mice with endothelium-specific endothelin-1 (ET-1) overexpression exhibit endothelial dysfunction and vascular remodeling, oxidative stress, and inflammation. We previously observed that monocytes/macrophages play a role in angiotensin II, aldosterone, and deoxycorticosterone acetate/salt-induced vascular remodeling, oxidative stress, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Erythropoietin used to correct anaemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been shown to increase blood pressure (BP) in CKD patients and experimental animals. Endothelin (ET)-1 expression is increased in CKD animals and patients, and enhanced by erythropoietin. Erythropoietin-induced BP rise was blunted by ETA receptor blockers. This study was(More)
OBJECTIVE Matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2) is involved in cardiovascular disease. Whether MMP2 plays a role in hypertension and vascular damage is unknown. We hypothesized that Mmp2 knockout will prevent angiotensin (Ang) II-induced hypertension and vascular injury. DESIGN AND METHOD Mmp2 knockout (Mmp2) and wild-type (WT) mice were infused with Ang II(More)
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