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Tolvaptan is a highly selective and orally effective arginine vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist, and is potentially useful for the treatment of heart failure (HF) patients. However, the renoprotective effect of long-term tolvaptan therapy and its underlying mechanisms remain unknown. We evaluated the effects of chronic treatment with tolvaptan on renal(More)
SHRSP.Z-Leprfa/IzmDmcr (SHRSP fatty) rats create a new animal model of metabolic syndrome. However, the renoprotective effect of telmisartan therapy and its underlying mechanisms in SHRSP fatty rats remain unknown. We evaluate the effects of long-term telmisartan therapy on renal dysfunction, podocyte injury, inflammation, and transforming growth factor-β1(More)
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