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AKI is associated with high mortality rates and the development of CKD. Ischemia/reperfusion (IR) is an important cause of AKI. Unfortunately, there is no available pharmacologic approach to prevent or limit renal IR injury in common clinical practice. Renal IR is characterized by diminished nitric oxide bioavailability and reduced renal blood flow;(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate modifications of arterial structure, gene expression, and function in our model of rats exposed to maternal diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Morphometric analyses of elastic vessels structure and determination of thoracic aortic gene expression profile with oligonucleotide chips (Agilent, G4130, 22k) were performed before the(More)
Previous studies have shown that the 5'HS4 DNaseI hypersensitive site of the chicken beta-globin locus is endowed with classic insulator activities: (i) it blocks the interaction between promoter and enhancers when it is inserted between them (ii) it confers expression of integrated foreign genes independent of their position in the chromatin. The aim of(More)
Several gene constructs containing the firefly luciferase gene and the herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase gene promoter (TK) were used to evaluate the transcriptional activity of the distal enhancer (-3442, -3285) of the rabbit alphas1-casein gene. Six copies of the enhancer (6i) were added upstream of the TK-luciferase construct in the presence or(More)
Gene constructs containing the Cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) 35S promoter and a sequence coding either for a green fluorescent protein (GFP) or for firefly luciferase were transfected into Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. Both reporter genes were expressed to significant levels. The 35S promoter was 40 times less active than the human eF1 alpha(More)
Distal control of the whey acidic protein (WAP) locus was studied using a transgenic approach. A series of pig genomic fragments encompassing increasing DNA lengths upstream of the mammary specific whey acidic protein (WAP) gene transcription start point (tsp) and 5 kb downstream were used for microinjection in mouse fertilized eggs. Our data pointed out(More)
This is an uncopyedited electronic version of an article accepted for publication in Diabetes. The American Diabetes Association, publisher of Diabetes, is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it by third parties. The definitive publisher-authenticated version will be available in a future(More)
Experimental data obtained in previous works have led to postulate that enhancers increase the frequency of action of a linked promoter in a given cell and may have some insulating effects. The multimerized rabbit alpha s1-casein gene enhancer, the 6i multimer, was added upstream of the rabbit whey acidic protein gene (WAP) promoter (-6,300; +28 bp) fused(More)
We have generated transgenic rabbits that express the entire human apoA-I/C-III/A-IV gene cluster. As in humans, h-apoA-I and h-apoC-III were expressed in liver and intestine, whereas h-apoA-IV mRNA was detected in intestine only. Transgenic rabbits had significantly higher plasma total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and total phospholipid concentrations than(More)
Acute kidney injury induced by ischemia/reperfusion (IR) is a frequent complication in hospitalized patients. Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonism has shown to be helpful against renal IR consequences; however, the potential benefit of novel nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists such as finerenone has to be further explored. In this study, we(More)