Pamela A Rakestraw

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Vitamin D receptor activators (VDRAs) may suppress renin expression and VDR-mediated renin inhibitors may offer a novel mechanism to control the RAS. METHODS We delineated the effects of paricalcitol and calcitriol on PTH, renin, and iCa(2+) in C57/BL6 mice administered vehicle, paricalcitol, or calcitriol (0.01, 0.03, 0.10, 0.33, 1.0(More)
The net contribution of endothelin type A (ET(A)) and type B (ET(B)) receptors in blood pressure regulation in humans and experimental animals, including the conscious mouse, remains undefined. Thus we assessed the role of ET(A) and ET(B) receptors in the control of basal blood pressure and also the role of ET(A) receptors in maintaining the hypertensive(More)
The pharmacological profile of the novel dihydropyridine K channel opener (KCO), (9R)-9-(3-iodo-4-methylphenyl)-5,9-dihydro-3H-furo[3,4-b]pyrano[4,3-e]pyridine-1,8(4H,7H)-dione (A-325100), is described in numerous in vitro assays. Furthermore, the cardiovascular effects of A-325100 are characterized in both the anesthetized and conscious dog. In vitro,(More)
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