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Title: Effect of vitamin C on endothelial dysfunction during N-α-tosyl L-arginine methyl ester [TAME]-esterase induced contractions in rat aorta in vitro
Authors: Gurib, F B H
Subratty, A H
Issue Date: May-2002
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Contractions induced by TAME-esterase on rat aorta strips mounted in vitro were significantly inhibited in presence of Vitamin C. The work lends support to the role of ascorbic acid in preventing endothelial dysfunction through release of nitric oxide. It is suggested that conclusions TAME-esterase could be an important biological marker associated with onset of vascular diseases such as hypertension.
Page(s): 617-619
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.40(05) [May 2002]

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