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A polymorphism within the promoter of the dopamine receptor D1 (DRD1 -48A7G) associates with impaired kidney function in white hypertensive patients
Dopamine DRD1 receptor regulates renal function and vascular resistance. It plays a role in the pathogenesis of hypertension in animal models. In humans, the DRD1 gene presents a A-48G polymorphism associated to hypertension ...
Adrenergic mechanism in the control of endothelial function
There is considerable evidence that many disease are associated with endothelial dysfunction and reduced nitric oxide production such as hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemias, diabetes, heart failure, atherosclerosis. Notably ...
To NFkB or not to NFkB: the dilemma on how to inhibit a cancer cell fate regulator
Nuclear factor B (NFB) is a transcription factor that plays an important role in carcinogenesis as well as in the regulation of inflammatory response. NFB is constitutively expressed in tumours where it induces ...
Redesigning Service Delivery for Hypertensive Patients: A Methodological Guideline to Improve the Management of Chronic Diseases
Best care is not necessarily the most expensive, but the most appropriate, and prevention is the most powerful tool to promote health. A novel approach might envision the reduction of hospital admittance (thus meeting a ...
Models for preclinical studies in aging-related disorders: one is not for all
Preclinical studies are essentially based on animal models of a particular disease. The primary purpose of preclinical efficacy studies is to support generalization of treatment–effect relationships to human subjects. ...