Recombinant human relaxin reduces hypoxic pulmonary hypertension in the rat.

Abstract

The fibroproliferative changes in pulmonary artery (PA) remodeling are partially prevented by antifibrotic agents. Relaxin (Rlx), a hormone involved in loosening collagen bundles in ligaments during parturition, has antifibrotic and vasodilator properties that may prevent pulmonary vascular remodeling. In the hypoxia model of pulmonary hypertension, two… (More)

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