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Introduction. Candidates for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) represent a group of patients with well documented, severe coronary artery disease (CAD). Genetic polymorphisms of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) components have been associated with CAD. We examined the association...
Introduction. The presence of the deletion (D) allele in the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene has been reported as a probable genetic risk factor for idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), but its role in determining resistance to steroid therapy remains to be evaluated. Methods. Fifty-one...
ARBs are conceptually more potent in a high renin state than in a low renin state at blood pressure reduction and cardiovascular protection, whereas the potency of thiazide diuretics in the contrary. However, the additive effect of the agents when used in combination remains unclear. Thus, the...
Objective. To compare the level of expression of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) in mice with or without the endothelin-1 receptor antagonist bosentan and to examine the potential value in blood pressure regulation. Materials and methods. Bosentan (10 mg/kg/d) and placebo were...
Introduction. We performed a meta-analysis with the aim of assessing the association of the angiotensin II type 1 (AT 1 ) receptor gene A1166C polymorphism with essential hypertension in Chinese case-control studies. Methods. Studies were searched from the Chinese Biomedicine Database, the China...
Introduction : The aim of this study was to establish an optimized fast and safe protocol for the pharmacological screening of AT 1 antagonists. Materials and methods : The pharmaceutical prototype AT 1 antagonist losartan, its active metabolite EXP3174 and the synthetic compound MMK1 were...
Hypothesis. The following studies were designed to test the hypothesis that simultaneous administration of either Ang(1-7) or its antagonist A-779 would affect the chronic hypertensive effects of angiotensin II (Ang II). Introduction. Despite the well-described actions of Ang(1-7) and its role...
Whether renin is involved in the onset of coronary heart disease (CHD) remains unclear. A case-control study in 1972, suggesting a causal association between renin and CHD, has now been followed by three prospective studies. One was based on 1,717 hypertensive subjects in a Work-Site Program in...
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