Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Type: Artigo
Title: Ventilation causes pulmonary vascular dilation and modulates the NOS and VEGF pathway on newborn rats with CDH
Author: Gallindo, Rodrigo Melo
Lanhellas, Frances Lilian
Figueira, Rebeca Lopes
Pereira, Luís Antônio Violin Dias
Simões, Ana Leda Bertoncini
Schmidt, Augusto Frederico
Sbragia, Lourenço
Abstract: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a defect that presents high mortality because of pulmonary hypoplasia and hypertension. Mechanical ventilation changes signaling pathways, such as nitric oxide and VEGF in the pulmonary arterioles. We investigated the production of NOS2 and NOS3 and expression of VEGF and its receptors after ventilation in rat fetuses with CDH.CDH was induced by Nitrofen. The fetuses were divided into 6 groups: 1) control (C); 2) control ventilated (CV); 3) exposed to nitrofen (N −); 4) exposed to nitrofen ventilated (N-V), 5) CDH and 6) CDH ventilated (CDHV). Fetuses were harvested and ventilated. We assessed body weight (BW), total lung weight (TLW), TLW/BW ratio, the median pulmonary arteriolar wall thickness (MWT). We analyzed the expression of NOS2, NOS3, VEGF and its receptors by immunohistochemistry and Western blotting. BW, TLW, and TLW/BW ratio were greater on C than on N − and CDH (p < 0.05). The MWT was higher in CDH than in CDHV (p < 0.001). CDHV showed increased expression of NOS3 (p < 0.05) and VEGFR1 (p < 0.05), but decreased expression of NOS2 (p < 0.05) and VEGFR2 (p < 0.001) compared to CDH.Ventilation caused pulmonary vasodilation and changed the expression of NOS and VEGF receptors
Subject: Ventilação
Country: Estados Unidos
Editor: Elsevier
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.12.005
Date Issue: 2015
Appears in Collections:IB - Artigos e Outros Documentos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
000353813300032.pdf1.66 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.