Stefano Corda

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The effects of growth factors on tissue remodeling and cell differentiation depend on the nature of the extracellular matrix, the type and organization of integrins, the activation of metalloproteinases and the presence of secreted proteins associated to the matrix. These interactions are actually poorly known in the cardiovascular system. We describe here:(More)
BACKGROUND S18886 is an orally active thromboxane A2 (TXA2) receptor (TP) antagonist in clinical development for use in secondary prevention of thrombotic events in cardiovascular disease. We previously showed that S18886 inhibits atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient (apoE(-/-)) mice by a mechanism independent of platelet-derived TXA2.(More)
INTRODUCTION Real-world evidence on the risk of angioedema associated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) in patients with heart failure (HF) is scarce. OBJECTIVE This non-interventional study aimed to estimate the incidence of and risk factors for angioedema in patients with HF initiating an ACEI in real-world practice. METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVE We analyzed the involvement of thromboxane (TX) A2/prostaglandin (PG) H2 (TP) receptor in ischemia-induced neovascularization in mice. METHODS AND RESULTS Unilateral hindlimb ischemia was induced by right femoral artery ligature in male C57BL/6J mice (n=7 per group). Animals were then treated with or without TP receptor antagonist (S18886, 5 or(More)
Arachidonic acid metabolites, some of which may activate thromboxane A(2) receptors (TPr) and contribute to the development of diabetes complications, including nephropathy, are elevated in diabetes. This study determined the effect of blocking TPr with S18886 or inhibiting cyclooxygenase with aspirin on oxidative stress and the early stages of nephropathy(More)
Background Increases in both leukocyte and endothelial cytosolic free [Ca'+] may be involved in intercellular adhesion by regulating the affinity of surface adhesion molecules or by facilitating transendothelial leukocyte migration. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of initial contact and subsequent adhesion of human neutrophils or(More)
The presence of the ryanodine receptor was recently demonstrated in vascular and endocardial endothelium, but its function has not been established. We investigated whether functional ryanodine-sensitive Ca2+ stores are present in cultured endothelial cells from rat aorta (RAECs), human aorta (HAECs), human umbilical vein (HUVECs), and bovine pulmonary(More)
AIMS Endothelial dysfunction, platelet hyperactivity, and inflammation play a crucial role in atherogenesis. A growing body of evidence suggests that inhibition of the thromboxane A2 (TxA2 or TP) receptor may improve endothelial function and reduce the inflammatory component of atherosclerosis in addition to its demonstrated antiplatelet activity.(More)
OBJECTIVE Selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition by rofecoxib was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. We hypothesized that concomitant treatment with thromboxane prostanoid receptor antagonist S18886 might ameliorate possible negative effects. We evaluated the effects of S18886, rofecoxib, and the interaction of both compounds in a(More)
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