Disparate IL-1beta and iNOS gene expression in the aorta and pulmonary artery after endotoxemia.

@article{Tsai2006DisparateIA,
  title={Disparate IL-1beta and iNOS gene expression in the aorta and pulmonary artery after endotoxemia.},
  author={Ben M. Tsai and Meijing Wang and Jeffrey M. Pitcher and Ajay Kher and Daniel R. Meldrum},
  journal={Surgical infections},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          21-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Endotoxemia causes paradoxical effects on the systemic and pulmonary vasculature, resulting in systemic hypotension and increased pulmonary artery pressure. The local production of inflammatory mediators may have important effects on vascular tissue function. The purpose of this study was to delineate differences in function and the expression of tissue cytokine genes in the aorta and pulmonary artery after endotoxemia. METHODS Thoracic aorta and pulmonary artery branches were… CONTINUE READING