Suelhem A. Mendoza

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Agonist-induced Ca2+ entry is important for the synthesis and release of vasoactive factors in endothelial cells. The transient receptor potential vanilloid type 4 (TRPV4) channel, a Ca2+-permeant cation channel, is expressed in endothelial cells and involved in the regulation of vascular tone. Here we investigated the role of TRPV4 channels in(More)
The transient receptor potential vallinoid type 4 (TRPV4) channel has been implicated in the endothelial shear response and flow-mediated dilation, although the precise functions of this channel remain poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the role of TRPV4 in shear stress-induced endothelial Ca(2+) entry and the potential link between(More)
In human coronary arterioles (HCAs) from patients with coronary artery disease, flow-induced dilation is mediated by a unique mechanism involving the release of H(2)O(2) from the mitochondria of endothelial cells (ECs). How flow activates ECs to elicit the mitochondrial release of H(2)O(2) remains unclear. Here, we examined the role of the transient(More)
OBJECTIVE Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is an endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor in human coronary arterioles (HCAs). H2O2 mediates bradykinin (BK)-induced vasodilation and reduces bioavailability of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs); however, the cellular and enzymatic source of H2O2 is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS NADPH oxidase expression was(More)
RATIONALE Endothelial derived hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) is a necessary component of the pathway regulating flow-mediated dilation (FMD) in human coronary arterioles (HCAs). However, H(2)O(2) has never been shown to be the endothelium-dependent transferrable hyperpolarization factor (EDHF) in response to shear stress. OBJECTIVE We examined the(More)
Bubolz AH, Mendoza SA, Zheng X, Zinkevich NS, Li R, Gutterman DD, Zhang DX. Activation of endothelial TRPV4 channels mediates flow-induced dilation in human coronary arterioles: role of Ca entry and mitochondrial ROS signaling. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 302: H634–H642, 2012. First published December 2, 2011; doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00717.2011.—In human(More)
The effects of ethanol on the water permeability and short-circuit current of the isolated urinary bladder of the toad, Bufo marinus, were investigated. Ethanol alone did not alter the flow of water along an osmotic gradient. The increase in osmotic water flow caused by vasopressin, theophylline or cyclic adenosine-3',5'-monophosphate was inhibited by 4 to(More)
Agents which protect against the development of oxygen toxicity in vivo were tested in an in vitro system, the isolated urinary bladder of the toad Bufo marinus. None of the agents protected against the inhibition of sodium transport across the bladder by hyperbaric oxygen exposure. Two protective agents, disulfiram and diethyldithiocarbamic acid,(More)
A hyperbaric research system to study the effects on membrane function of oxygen at pressures as high as 20 ATA has been designed. The system includes a pressure chamber capable of holding eight isolated toad bladder short-circuit current apparatuses and unique experimental gassing, diluent addition, and sampling systems which are monitored by a control(More)