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The protective effect of aliskiren on ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in the heart and brain has been reported. Whether or not this protective effect extends into the alleviation of renal I/R injury is not known. Therefore, we investigated the protective effect of aliskiren in the kidney in this study. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four(More)
OBJECTIVE Proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) participates in the pathogenesis and development of cardiovascular diseases, including essential hypertension and atherosclerosis. Our previous study found that stimulation of D1-like dopamine receptors inhibited insulin-induced proliferation of VSMCs. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and(More)
BACKGROUND Aliskiren is a novel renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitor, the combination therapy of aliskiren and amlodipine for blood pressure control have been reported recently. The primary objective of this analysis is to review recently reported randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare antihypertensive effects and adverse events(More)
BACKGROUND The kidney, via its regulation of sodium excretion, which is modulated by humoral factors, including the dopamine and renin-angiotensin systems, keeps the blood pressure in the normal range. We have reported a negative interaction between dopamine D3 and AT1 receptors (D3R and AT1R) in renal proximal tubule (RPT) cells. Here, we studied the(More)
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