Sharon Schilling Landgraf

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Clinical and experimental data show an increase in sodium reabsorption on the proximal tubule (PT) in essential hypertension. It is well known that there is a link between essential hypertension and renal angiotensin II (Ang II). The present study was designed to examine ouabain-insensitive Na(+)-ATPase activity and its regulation by Ang II in spontaneously(More)
The renal renin-angiotensin system plays a central role in the development of hypertension. The aim of this work was to verify the expression of angiotensin II receptors AT(1)R and AT(2)R in the microsomal fraction of renal cortex and correlate this with the development of hypertension and renal damage in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) using(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by enhanced pulmonary vascular resistance, right ventricular hypertrophy and increased right ventricular systolic pressure. Here, we investigated the effects of a N-acylhydrazone derivative, 3,4-dimethoxyphenyl-N-methyl-benzoylhydrazide (LASSBio-1359), on monocrotaline(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction (MI) is commonly associated with cardiac hypertrophy, reduced Ca²(+) uptake into the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) and impaired myocardial relaxation. Treatment to prevent MI-associated complications is currently lacking. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the remodeling and function of hearts subjected to(More)
AIMS This work investigated the effects of 3,4-methylenedioxybenzoyl-2-thienylhydrazone (LASSBio-294) treatment on the contractile response of soleus (SOL) muscle from rats submitted to myocardial infarction (MI). MAIN METHODS Following coronary artery ligation, LASSBio-294 (2mg/kg, i.p.) or vehicle was administrated once daily for 4 weeks. KEY FINDINGS(More)
The role of albumin overload in proximal tubules (PT) in the development of tubulointerstitial injury and, consequently, in the progression of renal disease has become more relevant in recent years. Despite the importance of leukotrienes (LTs) in renal disease, little is known about their role in tubulointerstitial injury. The aim of the present work was to(More)
Previous data showed that prostaglandin E₂ (PGE₂) mediates the inhibitory effect of bradykinin (BK) on proximal tubule (PT) Na+-ATPase activity. The aim of this work was to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in the effect of PGE₂ on PT Na+-ATPase. We used isolated basolateral membrane (BLM) from pig PT, which expresses several components of(More)
In this work, the metabolism of adenosine by isolated BLM associated-enzymes and the implications of this process for the cAMP-signaling pathway are investigated. Inosine was identified as the major metabolic product, suggesting the presence of adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity in the BLM. This was confirmed by immunoblotting and ADA-specific enzyme assay.(More)
Group V (GV) phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is a member of the family of secreted PLA2 (sPLA2) enzymes. This enzyme has been identified in several organs, including the kidney. However, the physiologic role of GV sPLA2 in the maintenance of renal function remains unclear. We used mice lacking the gene encoding GV sPLA2 (Pla2g5-/-) and wild-type breeding pairs in(More)
The pathogenesis and the progression of phenylketonuria (PKU), an inborn error of phenylalanine (Phe) metabolism, have been associated with oxidative damage. Moreover, it has been increasingly postulated the antioxidant properties of L-Carnitine (LC). The aim of this study was to verify the effect of LC on Phe-induced DNA damage. The in vitro effect of(More)