Effects of the superoxide dismutase-mimic compound TEMPOL on oxidant stress-mediated endothelial dysfunction.

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of oxidant stress on endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent arterial relaxation. For this, oxidant stress was generated by preincubation of rat aortic rings (RARs) in either 25 mM glucose (mimicking hyperglycemic stress) or 0.5 mM pyrogallol (a superoxide generator) and the effects of the… (More)