Rebecca A. Hunt

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The octapeptide, angiotensin II, has a modulatory role on cardiac cellular growth associated with hypertension and in compensatory remodeling following myocardial infarction. The molecular signal transduction pathways that participate in these and other cellular actions in response to angiotensin II are presently being elucidated. The signal transducers and(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II), the effector peptide of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), regulates volume and electrolyte homeostasis and is involved in cardiac and vascular cellular growth in humans and other species. This system, which has been conserved throughout evolution, plays an important role in cardiac and vascular pathology associated with(More)
-Cardiotrophin-1, an interleukin-6-related cytokine, stimulates the Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway and induces cardiac myocyte hypertrophy. In this study, we demonstrate that cardiotrophin-1 induces cardiac myocyte hypertrophy in part by upregulation of a local renin-angiotensin system through the JAK/STAT(More)
The Janus kinase-signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK-STAT) pathway is stimulated by angiotensin II (Ang II) via the type 1 receptor after acute pressure overload in the heart. The purpose of this study was to determine whether activation of the JAK-STAT pathway by Ang II is dependent on G proteins. Ang II (100 nmol/L for 120 minutes)(More)
Heterocyclic diamidines are compounds with antiparasitic properties that target the minor groove of kinetoplast DNA. The mechanism of action of these compounds is unknown, but topological changes to DNA structures are likely to be involved. In this study, we have developed a polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis-based screening method to determine topological(More)
We recently demonstrated that, in rat aortic smooth muscle cells, alpha-thrombin stimulated Stat3/SIF-A (signal transducers and activators of transcription 3/sis-inducing factor-A) activity [G. J. Bhat et al. (1997) Hypertension 29(Pt. 2), 356-360]. In the present study, we observed that exposure of CCL39 cells (a Chinese hamster lung fibroblast cell line)(More)
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