Oxidative stress in relation to telomere length maintenance in vascular smooth muscle cells following balloon angioplasty


Ozsarlak-Sozer G. , KERRY Z. , GÖKÇE G. , Oran I. , TOPÇU Z.

JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, cilt.67, ss.35-42, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 67 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s13105-010-0046-2
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.35-42

Özet

Telomeres are specialized DNA-protein complexes found at the tips of linear chromosomes. In this study, we investigated the effects of oxidative stress on telomeric length distribution of proliferating vascular smooth muscle cells following balloon injury in single or combined treatment of rabbits with either buthionine sulfoximine or taurine. Exposure to oxidative stress increased the balloon injury whereas taurine treatment significantly diminished l-buthionine-sulfoximine-related intimal hyperplasia. Our results also showed that both variables had a significant influence on mean telomeric length distribution.