Ong, Sharon; Vickers, Janine; Zhang, Yi; McKenzie, Katja; Walsh, Claire; Whitworth, Judith
1. Glucocorticoid-induced hypertension (GC-HT) in the rat is associated with nitric oxide-redox imbalance. 2. We studied the role of xanthine oxidase (XO), which is implicated in the production of reactive oxygen species, in dexamethasone-induced hypertension (dex-HT). 3. Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided randomly into four treatment groups: saline, dexamethasone (dex), allopurinol plus saline, and allopurinol plus dex. 4. Systolic blood pressures (SBP) and bodyweights were recorded...[Show more]
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.