Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor cilazapril suppresses expression of basic fibroblast growth factor messenger ribonucleic acid and protein in endothelial and intimal smooth muscle cells in a vascular injury model of spontaneous hypertensive rats.

The relationship between the expression of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) and protein, a potent mitogen for vascular smooth muscle cells in vivo, and administration of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor cilazapril, which suppresses smooth muscle cells proliferation in denuded arteries, was studied in… CONTINUE READING