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- 3Majumder, Kaustav
- 3Wu, Jianping
- 2Chakrabarti, Subhadeep
- 2Davidge, Sandra T.
- 2Kaufman, Susan
- 2Morton, Jude S.
An increasing life expectancy in Canada has resulted in increasing proportions of elderly patients requiring anesthetic care for surgical procedures. Aging is associated with cardiovascular changes resulting in increased vasoconstriction and hypertension, and medications such as angiotensin...
Are Sex and Estrogen Modulators of Sympathetic Vascular Control in Resting and Contracting Skeletal Muscle?Download
The purpose of this thesis was to investigate whether sex and estrogen modulate sympathetic neurovascular control in resting and contracting skeletal muscle. This thesis also investigated the hypothesis that the effects of sex and estrogen on neurovascular control would be mediated by the signal...
Beneficial effects of simulated gastro-intestinal digests of fried egg and its fractions on blood pressure, plasma lipids and oxidative stress in spontaneously hypertensive ratsDownload
Background We have previously characterized several antihypertensive peptides in simulated digests of cooked eggs and showed blood pressure lowering property of fried whole egg digest. However, the long-term effects of this hydrolysate and its fractions on blood pressure are not known. Therefore,...
Can L-arginine Influence the Acute Hormonal, Metabolic, and Physiological Responses at Rest and Prior to Exercise?Download
L-arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid and has recently been purported as ergogenic for both strength and aerobic athletes; however, the value of oral L-arginine supplementation in physically active participants is controversial. The purpose of this dissertation was threefold: first...
Background There is a growing interest in using functional food components as therapy for cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension. We have previously characterized a tri-peptide IRW (Ile-Arg-Trp) from egg white protein ovotransferrin; this peptide showed anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and...
Pulses of ecdysone, a steroid hormone, play an integral role during insect development however, how these ecdysone pulses are regulated has been relatively unexplored. I have shown that the presence of nitric oxide (NO) within the larval prothoracic gland (PG), the principal source of larval...
Molecular targets of antihypertensive peptides: Understanding the mechanisms of action based on the pathophysiology of hypertensionDownload
There is growing interest in using functional foods or nutraceuticals for the prevention and treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. Although numerous preventive and therapeutic pharmacological interventions are available on the market, unfortunately, many patients still suffer from...
NSAID Prodrugs with Improved Anti-inflammatory Activity and Low Ulcerogenicity: Wake Up Call to Pharmaceutical Companies and Health AuthoritiesDownload
The objective of this work was to synthesize and evaluate the biological properties of a new series of nitric oxide-releasing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NO-NSAIDs) possessing a tyrosol linker between the carboxylic acid present in classical NSAIDs and a NO-releasing group (PROLI/NO)...
Notch regulates the growth-promoting nitric oxide cGMP-dependent pathway in epithelial ovarian cancer and ovarian surface epithelium cellsDownload
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of mortality among gynecologic cancers. There are several subtypes of ovarian cancer, amongst which epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) makes up to 90% of all ovarian cancers. The current treatment for EOC consists of debulking surgery followed by a...
The Effect of Inhaled Nitric Oxide on Maximal Oxygen Consumption in High-fit and Untrained IndividualsDownload
Previous work suggests that endurance-trained athletes have superior pulmonary vasculature function as compared to untrained individuals, which may contribute to their greater maximal oxygen uptake (V̇O2max). Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) improves pulmonary vascular compliance at rest in healthy...