Samuel Rahbar

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Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a highly reactive dicarbonyl compound known to induce cellular injury and cytoxicity, including apoptosis in vascular cells. Vascular endothelial cell apoptosis has been implicated in the pathophysiology and progression of atherosclerosis. We investigated whether the advanced glycation end-product inhibitor LR-90 could prevent(More)
Ligation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) with their receptor (RAGE) plays an important role in the development of various diabetes complications, including atherosclerosis. Monocyte activation, adhesion, and migration are key events in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Previous studies showed that AGEs and S100b, a specific RAGE ligand, could(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Pituitary adenylate-cyclase activating peptide (PACAP) is a more potent proliferative agent than gastrin for rat enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cell proliferation in vitro. The role of this neurotransmitter during gastrin-mediated ECL cell tumor formation and gastrin-autonomous ECL cell neoplasia is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS ECL cell(More)
Obesity is a chronic metabolic disorder caused by imbalance between energy intake and expenditure, and is one of the principal causative factors in the development of metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cancer. COH-SR4 ("SR4") is a novel investigational compound that has anti-cancer and anti-adipogenic properties. In this study, the effects of SR4 on metabolic(More)
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