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|Title:||Does cigarette smoking increase plasma urotensin II concentrations?|
|Citation:||EUR J CLIN PHARMACOL, 2007, 63 (3), pp. 253-257|
|Abstract:||Human urotensin II (UII) acts on the urotensin (UT) receptor and is the most potent mammalian vasoconstrictor identified to date. The role of UII in human cardiovascular regulation remains unclear, and the results of plasma measurements have been conflicting, perhaps because different measurement techniques have been used. The effects of cigarette smoking on plasma UII concentrations are unknown. The primary aim of our study was to demonstrate whether cigarette smoking had any effect on plasma UII concentrations in otherwise healthy volunteers. Our secondary aim was to compare the results obtained from assaying simultaneously using both radioimmunoassay (RIA) and immunoluminometric assay (ILMA).|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences|
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