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Iron overload leads to excessive free radical formation and induces cardiovascular dysfunction. Thus, our aim was to investigate the structural and endothelial modulation of vascular tone induced by chronic iron overload in mesenteric arteries. Rats were divided into two groups: the control (vehicle) group and the group treated with iron dextran for 28days(More)
Ethanol stimulates the production of prostaglandins in many species. The purpose of this study was to verify the effect of ethanol on the production of prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) and luteolysis in bovine females. In the first experiment, Holstein cows at day 17 of the oestrous cycle were treated with 100% ethanol (0.05 ml/kg of body weight, IV; n = 5),(More)
The goal of the present study was to evaluate vascular potassium channels and Na+-K+-ATPase activity in estrogen deficient female rats. Female rats that underwent ovariectomy were assigned to receive daily treatment with placebo (OVX) or estrogen replacement (OVX+E2, 1mg/kg, once a week, i.m.). Aortic rings were used to examine the involvement of K+(More)
Lead exposure induces hypertension and endothelial dysfunction. However, the effects on the pulmonary vasculature have not been explored. In this study, rats exposed to lead acetate for seven days (4μg/100g on the 1st day and 0.05μg/100g/day i.m. subsequently) had lead blood level of 3.9±0.7μg/dL and increased right ventricular pressures. There was an(More)
AIMS Iron overload in animal models and humans increases oxidative stress and induces cardiomyopathy. It has been suggested that the vasculature is also damaged, but the impacts on vascular reactivity and the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to identify possible changes in the vascular reactivity of aortas from iron(More)
Tributyltin chloride (TBT) is an organotin compound that reduces estrogen levels in female rats. We aimed to investigate the effects of TBT exposure on vascular tonus and vascular remodelling in the resistance arteries of female rats. Rats were treated daily with TBT (500 ng/kg) for 15 days. TBT did not change arterial blood pressure but did modify some(More)
Iron plays a critical role in a mammal's physiological processes. However, iron tissue deposits have been shown to act as endocrine disrupters. Studies that evaluate the effect of acute iron overload on hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis health are particularly sparse. This study demonstrates that acute iron overload leads to HPG axis abnormalities,(More)
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