Yaqian Huang

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RATIONAL Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) switching from a contractile/differentiated to a synthetic/dedifferentiated phenotype has an essential role in atherosclerosis, postangioplastic restenosis and hypertension. However, how normal VSMCs maintain the differentiated state is less understood. OBJECTIVE We aimed to indentify the effect of cartilage(More)
The present study was designed to explore the role of soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC)/cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)/PKG pathway in sulfur dioxide (SO2)-induced vasodilation. We showed that SO2 induced a concentration-dependent relaxation of phenylephrine (PE)-precontracted rat aortic rings in association with an increase in cGMP concentration,(More)
RATIONALE A number of epidemiological studies have suggested an association of hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), but discrepancies exist. In addition, we lack direct evidence supporting a causal role. OBJECTIVE We determined the association and contribution of HHcy to AAA formation. METHODS AND RESULTS We first performed a(More)
BACKGROUND The study was designed to explore the significance of endogenous H2S in the development of high-salt-induced hypertension in rats. METHODS High-salt-induced hypertension rat model was made by feeding Dahl rat high-salt diet containing 8% NaCl for 8 weeks with SD rats as control. SBP and aorta structure in rats were observed. Endogenous H2S(More)
The study was designed to investigate whether H2S could upregulate expression of KATP channels in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and by this mechanism enhances vasorelaxation in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Blood pressure, vascular structure, and vasorelaxation were analyzed. Plasma H2S was detected using polarographic sensor. SUR2B and(More)
The study was designed to explore the role and possible mechanisms of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the regulation of myocardial collagen remodeling in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). We treated nine-week-old male SHRs and age- and sex-matched Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKYs) with NaHS (90 μmol/kg(-1)·day(-1)) for 9 wks. At 18 wks, plasma H2S, tail arterial(More)
Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Klinik für Herzund Kreislauferkrankungen, Technische Universität München, München, Germany; Dept of Physiology and Pathophysiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking University; Key Laboratory of Molecular Cardiovascular Science, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China; Cardiovascular Division, Kings College London BHF(More)
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) was previously regarded as a toxic gas in atmospheric pollutants. But it has been found to be endogenously generated from metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids in mammals through transamination by aspartate aminotransferase (AAT). SO2 could be produced in cardiovascular tissues catalyzed by its synthase AAT. In recent years,(More)
BACKGROUND. The study was designed to investigate if H2S could inhibit high-salt diet-induced renal excessive oxidative stress and kidney injury in Dahl rats. METHODS. Male salt-sensitive Dahl and SD rats were used. Blood pressure (BP), serum creatinine, urea, creatinine clearance rate, and 24-hour urine protein were measured. Renal ultra- and(More)