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L-NAME treatment in pigs

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[-] show simple item record Bosier, Angela en Turk, James R. en 2005 en 2009-07-10T15:42:28Z en 2009-07-10T15:42:28Z en 2005 eng
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dc.description Abstract only available en
dc.description.abstract Nω-nitro-L-arginine-methyl-ester (L-NAME) inhibits the enzyme nitric oxide synthase (NOS) which generates the physiologic messenger gas, nitric oxide (NO). In addition to its role as a vasodilator NO inhibits inflammation and vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation. It was shown recently that rats fed L-NAME contain evidence of inflammation and increased collagen in their coronary vasculature when compared with control rats. We hypothesized that L-NAME treatment will cause inflammation and an increase in collagen in the coronary vasculature of pigs compared with control pigs. To test this hypothesis we have four pigs, two received L-NAME in their drinking water and two did not. We have samples of the left ventricle (LV), right ventricle (RV), and left anterior descending (LAD), left circumflex (LCX), and right (RCA) coronary arteries of the heart. Similar to studies in the rat, we will stain these samples for monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), a marker of inflammation; alpha smooth muscle actin (αSMA), a marker of vascular smooth muscle, and picrosirius red (PSR) a marker of collagen. We will photograph sections of the coronary vasculature stained with these markers and use a computer image analysis system to count the amount of MCP-1, vascular smooth muscle, and collagen. Preliminary results suggest that we have insufficient statistical power to show differences in the parameters measured and need to examined greater numbers of animals. en
dc.description.sponsorship Louis Stokes Missouri Alliance for Minority Participation en
dc.language en_US en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research en
dc.relation.ispartof 2005 Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (MU) en
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dc.subject Nω-nitro-L-arginine-methyl-ester (L-NAME) en
dc.subject coronary vasculature of pigs en
dc.subject coronary vascular inflammation en
dc.subject coronary vascular collagen en
dc.subject nitric oxide en
dc.title L-NAME treatment in pigs en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.contributor.meetingname Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2005 : University of Missouri--Columbia) en
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum

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