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Participation of pathway PI3-K/AKT/NOSe, glycosylation (O-GlcNAc) and EROs in hiporeatividade vascular and hypotension observed at the end of pregnancy in rats normotensive and SHR

Grant number: 12/20398-6
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: February 01, 2013 - July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Pharmacology - Cardiorenal Pharmacology
Principal Investigator:Cristina Antoniali Silva
Grantee:Cristina Antoniali Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia (FOA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araçatuba. Araçatuba , SP, Brazil


Hypertensive disorders are the leading causes of maternal death worldwide. Thus it becomes essential to develop research to better understand this condition. Research has shown that in pregnant rats normotensive or hypertensive (SHR) there is a significant decrease in blood pressure in the final period of pregnancy directly associated with reduced sympathetic activity of perivascular mesenteric beds of normotensive or hypertensive rats (SHR). Furthermore, in situ or mesenteric beds isolated from normotensive or hypertensive rats (SHR) at the end of pregnancy also have decreased pressor responses to stimulation by front vasoconstrictor agents such as phenylephrine, vasopressin, serotonin and endothelin. These changes have been attributed to an important role of endothelium-derived relaxing factors (EDFRs) with emphasis on nitric oxide (NO). However, some studies showed that NO synthesis could not be due solely by calcium and recently dependence of NO production has been described also by phosphorylation of eNOS. The phosphorylation of eNOS activity depends on the route PI3-K/Akt/NOSe and that increased glicosaminação (O-GlcNAc) is involved in the reduction of phosphorylation of eNOS. In addition to increased NO production, pathways involved in increased NO bioavailability could also contribute to lower peripheral vascular resistance associated with pregnancy / gestation. Possible increases in the degradation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) during pregnancy could help reduce BP in pregnancy and modulation of vascular reactivity to vasoconstrictor agonists. This study aims to evaluate the role of phosphorylation of eNOS via PI3K-Akt and participation glicosaminação (O-GlcNAc) in modulating vascular reactivity observed in normotensive and hypertensive pregnant rats (SHR) in late pregnancy and the role of reactive species oxygen (ROS) in this modulation and evaluate the role of antioxidants in modulating the Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) and Heart Rate (HR) about hypotension observed in normotensive and hypertensive pregnant rats (SHR) in late pregnancy. To achieve these objectives will be achieved in vivo experiments to evaluate the effect of antioxidants (APOCYNIN, TEMPOL) and eNOS inhibitor (L-NAME) on the baseline parameters of HR and MAP and also the pressor responses stimulated by Phe, ACh, and SNP . Vitro to assess the effect of wortmannin, PUGNAc, apocynin, NAC and PEGSOD vascular reactivity to Phe, Ach and SPL and also evaluation of cytosolic levels of NO, ROS and Ca+2 endothelial cells from aortas and biomolecular assays (Western Blott) to evaluate the expression of proteins involved in pathways of phosphorylation / dephosphorylation of eNOS and pathways involved in the bioavailability of NO. (AU)

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POTJE, SIMONE R.; TROIANO, JESSICA A.; GRANDO, MARCELLA D.; GRATON, MURILO E.; DA SILVA, ROBERTO S.; BENDHACK, LUSIANE M.; ANTONIALI, CRISTINA. Endothelial modulation of a nitric oxide donor complex-induced relaxation in normotensive and spontaneously hypertensive rats. Life Sciences, v. 201, p. 130-140, . (15/17080-2, 12/20398-6, 11/20998-0)
NATALI, LUIZ HENRIQUE; TROIANO, JESSICA ANTONINI; POTJE, SIMONE REGINA; MARTINS DIAS, DANIEL PENTEADO; ANTONIALI, CRISTINA. Pregnancy restores altered sympathetic vasomotor modulation and parasympathetic cardiac modulation in hypertensive rats. PREGNANCY HYPERTENSION-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WOMENS CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH, v. 28, p. 9-pg., . (16/22180-9, 12/20398-6)
FALQUETTO, BARBARA; TUPPY, MARINA; POTJE, SIMONE R.; MOREIRA, THIAGO S.; ANTONIALI, CRISTINA; TAKAKURA, ANA C.. Cardiovascular dysfunction associated with neurodegeneration in an experimental model of Parkinson's disease. Brain Research, v. 1657, p. 156-166, . (11/21841-8, 14/22406-1, 15/11268-0, 12/20398-6)
POTJE, SIMONE R.; TROIANO, JESSICA A.; GRATON, MURILO E.; XIMENES, VALDECIR F.; NAKAMUNE, ANA CLAUDIA M. S.; ANTONIALI, CRISTINA. Hypotensive and vasorelaxant effect of Diapocynin in normotensive rats. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, v. 106, p. 148-157, . (12/20398-6, 11/20998-0)
TROIANO, J. A.; POTJE, S. R.; GRATON, M. E.; CAVALARI, P.; PEREIRA, A. A. F.; VALE, G. T.; NAKAMUNE, A. C. M. S.; SUMIDA, D. H.; TIRAPELLI, C. R.; ANTONIALI, C.. Decreased reactive oxygen species production and NOX1, NOX2, NOX4 expressions contribute to hyporeactivity to phenylephrine in aortas of pregnant SHR. Life Sciences, v. 144, p. 178-184, . (12/20398-6)
ZANCHETA, DALISE; TROIANO, JESSICA A.; POTJE, SIMONE R.; CAVALARI, PRISCILA; SUMIDA, DORIS H.; ANTONIALI, CRISTINA. The PI3K-Akt-eNOS pathway is involved in aortic hyporeactivity to Phenylephrine associated with late pregnancy in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Life Sciences, v. 122, p. 78-86, . (12/20398-6, 12/05746-8)

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