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BACKGROUND We aimed to study the association between cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and hypertension in Kazakh and Han populations from Xinjiang Province, China. MATERIAL/METHODS We analyzed data on 800 Kazakhs (467 hypertension patients and 333 healthy control participants) and 800 Hans (482 hypertension patients and 318 healthy control participants)(More)
To investigate the effects of hypertension on the changes in gap junctions between vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in the mesenteric artery (MA) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). Whole-cell patch clamp, pressure myography, real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR), western blot analysis and transmission electron microscopy(More)
We determined the actions of the fenamates, flufenamic acid (FFA) and niflumic acid (NFA), on gap junction-mediated intercellular coupling between vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) in situ of acutely isolated arteriole segments from the three vascular beds: the spiral modiolar artery (SMA), anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) and mesenteric artery(More)
CCK is a brain-gut peptide that is abundantly distributed in both gastrointestinal tract and mammalian brain. The sulfated octapeptide fragment of cholecystokinin (CCK-8S) has been shown to be involved in numerous physiological functions such as behavior, anxiety, learning/memory processes and neuropathic pain. CCK-8S is one of the strongest endogenous(More)
At present, the methods and research documents about monitoring mining area ecological environment using remote sensing data are not much mentioned. Remote sensing has the characteristics of multi-temporal, fast dynamic monitoring, and low cost. Either the research method and theory or the results have certain ecological significance and practical value.(More)
Gap junctions (GJs) facilitate communication and promote transfer of signaling molecules or current between adjacent cells in various organs to coordinate cellular activity. In arteries, homocellular GJs are present between adjacent smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and between adjacent endothelial cells (ECs), whilst many arteries also exhibit heterocellular GJs(More)
Supramolecular chirality, which is ubiquitous in natural substances, has now become one of the central issues of chemistry in both the academic and industrial sectors. Spontaneous resolution, such that the enantiomers are segregated upon crystallization, stands out in the separation and control of chirality, and is widespread in the materials science of(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effects of acute hypoxia on the electrophysiological properties of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) of mesenteric artery in guinea pig. METHODS A segment of mesenteric artery (MA) (outer diameter < 100 µm) of guinea pig was digested with collagenase A and its adventitial connective tissue cleaned subsequently with fine(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study was designed to investigate the expression and function of gap junction protein connexin 45 (Cx45) in renal interlobar artery (RIA) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), and the association between hypertension and enhanced vasoconstrictive response in SHR. METHODS Western blot analysis and pressure myography were used to(More)