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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery


ISSN (Print): 1570-1808
ISSN (Online): 1875-628X

Urocortin: Cardiovascular Actions and Therapeutic Implications

Author(s): M. T. Rademaker

Volume 1 , Issue 2 , 2004

Page: [168 - 172] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1570180043485482

Price: $65


Urocortin, expressed throughout the heart and vasculature, has potent effects on the cardiovascular system including vasodilation, increases in cardiac contractility and coronary blood flow, and protection of the myocardium against ischemia / reperfusion damage. This range of actions suggests urocortin has therapeutic potential in states of cardiac dysfunction and injury.

Keywords: urocortin, heart, vasculature, vasodilation, inotropism, cardioprotection

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