Tamara Didishvili

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The dual endothelin-1/angiotensin II receptor (Dear) binds endothelin-1 (ET-1) and angiotensin II (ANG II) with equal affinities in the Dahl S/JRHS rat strain. To elucidate its physiological significance within the context of multiple receptor isoforms and diverse ET-1 and ANG II functions spanning blood pressure regulation, tumor proliferation, and(More)
Hypercholesterolemia is a significant risk factor for coronary artery disease development. Genes influencing nonmonogenic hypercholesterolemia susceptibility in humans remain to be identified. Animal models are key investigative systems because major confounding variables such as diet, activity, and genetic background can be controlled. We performed a(More)
BACKGROUND Human acute coronary syndrome refers to the spectrum of clinical manifestations of overt coronary artery (CAD) disease characterized by atherosclerotic plaque destabilization and resultant myocardial injury. Typically studied as distinct pathologies, emerging pathogenic paradigms implicate multiple processes beyond thrombosis and ischemic cell(More)
The angiotensin-vasopressin receptor (AVR) responds with equivalent affinities to angiotensin II (ANG II) and vasopressin and is coupled to adenylate cyclase and hence a V2-type vasopressin receptor. AVR maps to the Nalp6 locus and overlaps with the larger Nalp6/PYPAF5 reported to be a T cell/granulocyte-specific, cytoplasmic-specific proapoptotic protein,(More)
Coronary artery disease, heart failure, fatal arrhythmias, stroke, and renal disease are the most common causes of mortality for humans, and essential hypertension remains a major risk factor. Elucidation of susceptibility loci for essential hypertension has been difficult because of its complex, multifactorial nature involving genetic, environmental, and(More)
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