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BackgroundChronic kidney disease (CKD) manifested as reduced GFR and/or albuminuria, has been known to accelerate arterial stiffness and early vascular aging (EVA). Diabetes, hypertension, and glomerular disorders are the leading causes of CKD and renal failure.The question which etiology...
BackgroundPrevious studies explored multifactorial interactions and sirtuin expression in the aortic cells of laboratory rodents and humans. Human studies were limited due to the availability of biological material exclusively in the advanced stage of the disease. The role of sirtuins in aortic...
Endotheliopathy plays a role in the development of acute kidney and lung injury in COVID-19, probably due to inflammation, endothelial permeability, vascular leakage and edema formation. This study examined alterations in the circulation of patients with mild and severe COVID-19 on in vitro...
Arteries can stiffen via different mechanisms due to the distending effects of blood pressure, the extracellular (ECM) and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). This short review discusses how these simple models can be applied to the complex biomechanics of arteries to gain physiological insight...
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