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Effect Of Arginine And Oscillatory Ca2+ On Vascular Response Mediated Via Nitric Oxide Signaling In Normal And Salt Sensitive Hypertensive Rat Mesenteric Arterioles, Tushar V. Gadkari Feb 2013

Effect Of Arginine And Oscillatory Ca2+ On Vascular Response Mediated Via Nitric Oxide Signaling In Normal And Salt Sensitive Hypertensive Rat Mesenteric Arterioles, Tushar V. Gadkari

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Hypertension, a major risk factor in the cardiovascular system, is characterized by an increase in the arterial blood pressure. High dietary sodium is linked to multiple cardiovascular disorders including hypertension. Salt sensitivity, a measure of how the blood pressure responds to salt intake is observed in more than 50% of the hypertension cases. Nitric Oxide (NO), as an endogenous vasodilator serves many important biological roles in the cardiovascular physiology including blood pressure regulation. The physiological concentrations for NO bioactivity are reported to be in 0-500 nM range. Notably, the vascular response to NO is highly regulated within a small concentration ...