Steve A Sastra

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Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have previously been shown to be increased in the diabetic kidney. Aminoguanidine, an inhibitor of advanced glycation, has been shown to attenuate the development of AGEs as well as the progression of renal disease in experimental diabetes. However, the precise mechanisms through which aminoguanidine acts remain to be(More)
Aims/hypothesis. Advanced glycation is postulated to have a pivotal role in mediating diabetic vascular complications. The emergence of thiazolium compounds such as N-phenacylthiazolium bromide which cleave preformed advanced glycation end products (AGEs) has allowed us to explore the effects of these agents on the vascular AGE accumulation and hypertrophy(More)
Aims/hypothesis. Previous studies in our laboratory have shown that the vascular changes in diabetes include hypertrophy of the mesenteric vasculature and that this process can be attenuated by the inhibition of advanced glycation with aminoguanidine. Since aminoguanidine can also act as an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, the effect of a novel inhibitor(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the analysis of different forms of intact albumin in urine from healthy volunteers. To determine contamination by common non-albumin proteins on HPLC analysis of urinary albumin and of purified immuno-unreactive albumin. DESIGN AND METHODS Overnight urine samples collected from healthy volunteers were analysed for total albumin(More)
When exposed to sufficiently high ultrasound pressures, microbubbles can be generated spontaneously in tissue and undergo inertial cavitation where collapses result in physical effects. These effects range from petechial haemorrhage to complete cellular disruption, termed Histotripsy, depending on ultrasound parameters. This presentation will explore the(More)
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