Molecular biology of vascular hypertrophy.


In chronic models of hypertension such as the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR), thickening of the media of large arteries occurs mainly through smooth muscle cell (SMC) hypertrophy accompanied by DNA replication resulting in large polyploid cells. In resistance vessels of SHR, medial hypertrophy occurs through a hyperplastic response. It has been… (More)


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