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Effect of hydroxychloroquine and characterization of autophagy in a mouse model of endometriosis
(Nature Publishing Group, 2016-01-14)
In endometriosis, the increased survival potential of shed endometrial cells (which normally undergo anoikis) is suggested to promote lesion development. One mechanism that may alter anoikis is autophagy. Using an autophagic ...
Cardiac and renal effects of atrasentan in combination with enalapril and paricalcitol in uremic rats
(Karger Publishers Open Access, 2014-09)
Background/aims: The search for new therapies providing cardiorenal protection in chronic kidney disease (CKD) has led to treatments that combine conventional renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system inhibitors with other drugs ...
Importance of vitamin D and vitamin D levels status in Puerto Ricans
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013-11)
There is growing and compelling evidence demonstrating the extra-skeletal role of vitamin D and the importance of maintaining adequate levels of this nutrient. Currently, there is very limited information available on the ...
Human immunodeficiency virus nef signature sequences are associated with pulmonary hypertension
(Mary Ann Liebert, 2012-06)
Severe pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with vascular remodeling is a long-term complication of HIV infection (HIV-PH) affecting 1/200 infected individuals vs. 1/200,000 frequency in the uninfected population. Factors ...
Effects of antioxidant n-acetylcysteine against paraquat 1-induced oxidative stress tissues of mice.
(International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 2016)
Paraquat (PQ) is a commonly used herbicide that induces oxidative stress via reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. This study aimed to investigate the effects of the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) against PQ-induced ...
Effect of paricalcitol and enalapril on renal inflammation/oxidative stress in atherosclerosis
(Baishideng Publishing Group, 2015-08-26)
AIM: To investigate the protective effect of paricalcitol and enalapril on renal inflammation and oxidative stress in ApoE-knock out mice.
Patients’ report on how endometriosis affects health, work, and daily life
The objective of this study was to assess the burden of endometriosis by obtaining Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) data describing the experience of living with this disease. Survey data from one hundred and seven women ...
SNPs in the lysyl oxidase-like protein 4 (LOXL4) and complement component 3 (C3) genes are associated with increased risk for endometriosis and endometriosis-associated Infertility
This study was conducted to assess genetic associations to endometriosis in a Puerto Rican population. Significant differences in allelic frequencies and genotype distribution of genetic variants in LOXL4 and C3 were ...
Light scattering by epitaxial VO2 films near the metal-insulator transition point
("American Institute of Physics (AIP) Publishing ", 2015-05)
Experimental observation of metal-insulator transition in epitaxial films of vanadium dioxide is reported. Hemispherical angle-resolved light scattering technique is applied for statistical analysis of the phase transition ...
Improved low-temperature aqueous synthesis of ZnO nanorods and their use in SERS detection of 4-ABT and RDX
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2013-01)
The growth-controlled synthesis of zinc oxide nanorods (ZnO NR) in the aqueous phase has been investigated. The rods were grown on ZnO films previously deposited onto Si(100) and indium tin oxide (ITO) substrates by RF ...