Thomas H. Langenickel

Learn More
Sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696) is a first-in-class angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) and has been recently approved in several countries for the treatment of patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction. This was the first study conducted to characterise the pharmacokinetics of LCZ696 analytes (pro-drug sacubitril, active(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, deletion of specific genes by so called knock-out techniques has become important for investigating the pathogenesis of various diseases. This form of genetic engineering is widely performed in murine models. There are, however, only a limited number of mouse models available in cardiovascular pathology. The objective of this study,(More)
Vascular proliferative diseases are characterized by VSMC proliferation and migration. Kinase interacting with stathmin (KIS) targets 2 key regulators of cell proliferation and migration, the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27Kip1 and the microtubule-destabilizing protein stathmin. Phosphorylation of p27Kip1 by KIS leads to cell-cycle progression,(More)
AIMS LCZ696 (angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor) is a novel drug developed for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Neprilysin is one of multiple enzymes degrading amyloid-β (Aβ). Its inhibition may increase Aβ levels. The potential exists that treatment of LCZ696, through the inhibition of neprilysin by LBQ657 (an LCZ696(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that Visinin-like protein-1 (VILIP-1), a member of the family of neuronal calcium sensor proteins (NCS), modulates a variety of processes in extra-neuronal tissues. In this study, we describe VILIP-1 expression in the human heart, rat cardiomyocytes, and H9c2 cells, and demonstrate that VILIP-1 regulates the cell surface(More)
LCZ696 (sacubitril/valsartan), an angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor, is indicated for chronic heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for HF. Following oral administration, LCZ696 provides systemic exposure to valsartan and sacubitril (a prodrug), and its metabolite(More)
Natriuretic peptides mediate their physiologic effects through activation of membrane-bound, guanylyl cyclase-coupled receptors (NPRs). Receptor dimerization is an important feature of signal transduction. This study was aimed at characterizing structurally important residues of the extracellular ligand-binding domain of NPR-B for receptor dimerization and(More)
AIMS Concomitant renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockade and natriuretic peptide system enhancement may provide unique therapeutic benefits to patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). This study assessed the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of LCZ696 in patients with HFrEF. METHODS This was an open-label, noncontrolled(More)
LCZ696 (sacubitril/valsartan), a novel angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor has been recently approved for the treatment of patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction. As several HF patients are likely to use statins as co-medications, the potential for a pharmacokinetic drug–drug interaction between atorvastatin and LCZ696 was(More)