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Diverse stimuli, including shear stress, cyclic strain, oxidized LDL, hyperglycemia, and cell growth, modulate endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression. Although seemingly unrelated, these may all alter cellular redox state, suggesting that reactive oxygen intermediates might modulate eNOS expression. The present study was designed to test this(More)
The expression of the endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) is dramatically influenced by the state of cell growth. In proliferating cells, mRNA levels are increased 4-fold compared with postconfluent, nonproliferating cells. Nuclear run-on analysis indicated that there is no difference in the transcriptional rate of eNOS in proliferating versus postconfluent(More)
Hypercholesterolemia is associated with impairments in endothelium-dependent vascular relaxations. Paradoxically, endothelial production of nitrogen oxides is increased in early stages of hypercholesterolemia. Prior work has shown that oxidized low density lipoprotein (LDL) has both stimulatory and inhibitory effects on endothelial nitric oxide synthase(More)
H2S is highly toxic and selectively inhibits butyrate oxidation in colonocytes. Ineffective detoxification may result in mucosal insult, inflammation, and ultimately in colorectal cancer (CRC). Rhodanese can detoxify H2S and is comprised of two isoenzymes: thiosulfate sulfurtransferase (TST) and mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (MST). Using specific(More)
Phyllanthus watsonii Airy Shaw is an endemic plant found in Peninsular Malaysia. Although there are numerous reports on the anti cancer properties of other Phyllanthus species, published information on the cytotoxicity of P. watsonii are very limited. The present study was carried out with bioassay-guided fractionation approach to evaluate the cytotoxicity(More)
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