Sarah Mazi

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BACKGROUND Cardiovascular side effects associated with cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor drugs dominate clinical concern. Cyclooxygenase-2 is expressed in the renal medulla where inhibition causes fluid retention and increased blood pressure. However, the mechanisms linking cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition and cardiovascular events are unknown and no biomarkers have(More)
Cyclooxygenase (COX) catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostaglandin H 2 , which is then further metabolized by downstream synthase enzymes to a range of eicosanoids. COX is expressed in 2 isoforms, constitutive COX-1 and inducible COX-2. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used to treat inflammation and pain and show(More)
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