Sigrid Kilter

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Regulation of blood flow through the testicular microvasculature by vasomotion is thought to be important for normal testis function as it regulates interstitial fluid (IF) dynamics which is an important intra-testicular transport medium. Androgens control vasomotion, but how they exert these effects remains unclear. One possibility is by signalling via(More)
Anaesthetized adult rats were exposed repeatedly to cigarette smoke for 2 s interspersed with exposure to fresh air for either 10, 15 or 30 s using a smoking apparatus. The acute effects of this treatment on testicular microcirculation were studied using laser Doppler flowmetry. Peripheral tissue O2 saturation was measured continuously in the foot during(More)
BACKGROUND Castration results in a major involution of the normal prostate gland. This process is initiated by effects in the prostate stroma and vasculature. Castration-induced regression of androgen sensitive prostate tumors is however less prominent and hypothetically this could be related to a limited stromal/vascular response. We therefore used animal(More)
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Castration therapy has rather modest effects on cell death in tumours but can be enhanced by other treatments targeting tumour stroma and vasculature. This study shows that the prostate becomes hypoxic following castration and that targeting hypoxic cells during castration therapy potently(More)
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