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Cyclic strain regulates many vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) functions through changing gene expression. This study investigated the effects of cyclic strain on protease-activated receptor-1 (PAR-1) expression in VSMCs and the possible signaling pathways involved, on the basis of the hypothesis that cyclic strain would enhance PAR-1 expression,(More)
Microarrays were utilized to determine gene expression of vascular endothelial cells (ECs) subjected to mechanical stretch for insight into the role of strain in vascular pathophysiology. Over 4,000 genes were screened for expression changes resulting from cyclic strain (10%, 1 Hz) of human umbilical vein ECs for 6 and 24 h. Comparison of t-statistics and(More)
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