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  1. Multiple paracrine factors secreted by mesenchymal stem cells contribute to angiogenesis.

    Vascular Pharmacology 63(1):19 (2014) PMID 24998908

    We here found that hMSC-derived conditioned media (hMSC-CdM) stimulated in vitro angiogenic activity of endothelial cells and contained significant levels of various growth factors and cytokines, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), monocyte chemotactic...
  2. Biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial function: the holy grail of experimental and clinical medicine?

    Vascular Pharmacology 56(1-2):26 (2012) PMID 22198643

    Drug induced vasculitides in humans are relatively rare diseases, resembling drug-induced vasculitis in rodents and primary idiopathic vasculitis. Because of their exquisite inflammatory nature, vascular lesions in these conditions release a large amount of bioactive molecules and ac...
  3. The effect on ephedrine prodrugs on locomotor activity in rats.

    Vascular Pharmacology 27(1):109 (1996) PMID 8742505

    1. Five oxazolidines were synthesized by reaction of (-) ephedrine with formaldehyde, propionaldehyde, butyraldehyde, isobutyraldehyde, and acetone, respectively. 2. Half-lives of hydrolysis were measured in pH 7.4 aqueous buffer. Half-lives varied from 12 seconds to 11 minutes. 3. The compounds wer...
  4. Disturbance of vasodilation via protease-activated receptor 2 in SHRSP.Z-Lepr(fa)/IzmDmcr rats with metabolic syndrome.

    Vascular Pharmacology 63(1):46 (2014) PMID 25109437

    We examined whether the PAR2-induced vasodilation of SHRSP.Z-Lepr(fa)/IzmDmcr rats (SHRSP.ZF) is impaired and if so, whether administering telmisartan is protective. PAR2-activating peptide, 2-furoyl-LIGRLO-amide (2fly), relaxed the isolated superior and first-order branches of mesenteric arteries (...
  5. Ethanol extract of Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl ameliorates diabetic retinopathy and its mechanism.

    Vascular Pharmacology 62(3):134 (2014) PMID 24846859

    Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common and serious complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). The present study investigates the amelioration of ethanol extract of Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl (DC) on streptozotocin (STZ)-induced DR and its engaged mechanism. Retinal immunofluorescence staining w...
  6. Cyclopiazonic acid alters serotonin-induced responses in rat thoracic aorta.

    Vascular Pharmacology 61(2-3):43 (2014) PMID 24704610

    We previously showed that endothelin A (ETA) receptor antagonist BQ-123 partially inhibited cyclopiazonic acid (CPA)-enhanced endothelin-1 (ET-1)-induced contractions suggesting enhancement of ETA receptor internalization in caveolar structures by sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca+2 ATPase (SERCA) bloc...
  7. Wogonin inhibits H2O2-induced angiogenesis via suppressing PI3K/Akt/NF-κB signaling pathway.

    Vascular Pharmacology 60(3):110 (2014) PMID 24534483

    We assessed the effect of wogonin on angiogenesis induced by low level of H2O2 (10 μM) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Wogonin suppressed H2O2-induced migration and tube formation of HUVECs as well as microvessel sprouting from rat aortic rings in vitro. Meanwhile, wogonin suppre...
  8. Molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy: an update.

    Vascular Pharmacology 58(4):259 (2013) PMID 23313806

    Diabetes mellitus is known to trigger retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy, a long-term major microvascular complication of uncontrolled hyperglycemia, affects a large population worldwide. Recent findings suggest that numerous pathways are activated during the course of dia...
  9. Suppression of endothelial cell adhesion by XJP-1, a new phenolic compound derived from banana peel.

    Vascular Pharmacology 57(2-4):105 (2012) PMID 22609942

    We report that (±) 7, 8-dihydroxy-3-methyl-isochromanone-4 (XJP-1), an inhibitor of ox-LDL-induced adhesion of monocytes to endothelial cells blocks cellular functions which are associated with adhesion. We show that XJP-1 down-regulates ox-LDL-induced over-expression of adhesion molecules (ICAM-1 a...
  10. Effect of sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor agonists FTY720 and CYM5442 on atherosclerosis development in LDL receptor deficient (LDL-R...

    Vascular Pharmacology 57(1):56 (2012) PMID 22459073

    We here examined the effect of FTY720 and a selective S1P receptor type 1 agonist CYM5442 on atherosclerosis in moderately hypercholesterolemic LDL-R−/− mice....