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Essential hypertension has a genetic basis. Accumulating evidence, including findings of elevation of arterial blood pressure in mice lacking the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene, strongly suggests that alteration in NO metabolism is implicated in hypertension. There are, however, no reports indicating that polymorphism in the eNOS gene is(More)
For the genetic analysis with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), template DNA is generally prepared from blood cells. However, in some instances, when blood samples are not available, DNA from hair can be used for the analysis (1, 2). Both mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and nuclear DNA can be amplified using DNA extracted from one hair. While hair sampling is(More)
The pudendal plexus and its branches of 20 dogs and 20 cats have been observed macroscopicaly. The main findings are summarized as follows: 1) The pudendal plexus in dogs is formed most frequently by the ventral rami of the first, second and third sacral nerves. 2) The bigeminal nerve of dogs and cats is formed respectively by the union of the ventral rami(More)
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