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Recently, a (pro)renin receptor has been identified which mediates profibrotic effects independent of angiotensin II. Because antihypertensive therapy induces renal injury in the clipped kidney of two kidney-1-clip hypertensive rats, we examined the regulation of renin and the (pro)renin receptor in this model. Hypertensive Goldblatt rats were treated with… (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the motor-behavioral and neural correlates of putative functional common variants in the sodium-channel NaV1.8 encoding gene (SCN10A) in vivo in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS We recruited 161 patients with relapsing-onset MS and 94 demographically comparable healthy participants. All patients with MS underwent… (More)
The present study examined the pathogenesis of interstitial inflammation and fibrosis in antihypertensively treated rats with two-kidney, one-clip hypertension. Hypertensive rats were randomized into four groups: no treatment and moderate, intermediate, and intensified lowering of blood pressure with increasing doses of a vasopeptidase inhibitor for 6 wk.… (More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) is a member of the TNF super family that controls many cellular activities including proliferation, migration, differentiation, apoptosis, and inflammation by binding to fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (Fn14), a highly inducible cell surface receptor. Recent studies have indicated that… (More)
OBJECTIVE Serum urate levels have been associated with risk for and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). Urate-related compounds are therapeutic candidates in neuroprotective efforts to slow PD progression. A urate-elevating agent is currently under investigation as a potential disease-modifying strategy in people with PD. However, PD is a heterogeneous… (More)
Dem Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft zugeordnete wissenschaftliche und nicht-wissenschaftliche Mit-glieder: den Neurowissenschaften in einigen Bereichen gut gestützt. In dem Graduiertenprogramm Muster und Regeln wird diese Hypothese untersucht werden.