Bergamo, Italy, September 16-19, 2007

ET-10 Young Investigator Award Recipients

Maria Fl. Albertoni Borghese
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Effect of ET-3 on aquaporin-2 expression in rat collecting duct.

Dyah Wulan Anggrahini
Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Disturbed Flow induced Lower SMC-rich Neointimal Lesion in Mice Lacking Vascular Endothelial Cell Endothelin-1: Role of ET-1 in Vascular Inflammation.

Saema Ansar
Lund University, Sweden
Inhibition of cerebrovascular raf activation reduces late cerebral ischemia and ET
B, 5-HT1B and AT1 receptor upregulation after subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Levon Avedanian
University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
Implication of sarcolemmal and nuclear membranes ET-1 receptors in regulation of survival of human vascular smooth muscle cells.

Alexa Bramall
University of Toronto, Canada
The absence of endothelin-2 partially rescues photoreceptor (PR) death in two models of inherited photoreceptor degeneration (IPD).

Fernando Carneiro
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rho-kinase and Ca
2+-sensitive proline-rich tyrosine kinase (PYK2) contribute to abnormal ET-1-induced contraction in corpora cavernosa from DOCA-salt hypertensive mice.

Inik Chang
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
Being starved and cold – The life without endothelin-2.

Dan-Dan Chen
Michigan State University, USA
Endothelin-1 and Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Salt-Sensitive Hypertension.

Jane Chiu
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Oxidative stress-induced, poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-dependent, upregulation of ET-1 expression in chronic diabetic complications.

Marlen Damjanovic
University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Nox2 modulates contraction to endothelin-1 in the renal artery: Effect of high-fat diet.

Neeraj Dhaun
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Endothelin-A receptor antagonism improves cardiovascular function and reduces proteinuria in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Raul Ariel Dulce
National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
Involvement of increased intracellular sodium level in endothelin-1-induced hypertrophy.

Carolina Garciarena
National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
The release/formation of Endothelin by Angiotensin II in cardiac myocytes.

Moinuddin Hoosein
Royal Free and University College Medical School, UCL, London, United Kingdom
Upregulation of functional ET
A receptor and downregulation of functional ETB receptor in cancer and stromal cells within colorectal cancer.

Subrina Jesmin
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Center of Medical Science, Ibaraki Prefectural University, Ami, Japan. Effects of TNF-alpha blocking peptide on Endothelin-1 levels in lungs in endotoxemic rat model.

Laura Kennedy
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Endothelin-1 is required for fibrotic responses in lung fibroblasts

Anna Konior
Postgraduate Medical School, Warsaw, Poland
ET-1-induced O2- Generation and Endothelial Dysfunction in Isolated Guinea-pig Heart. Role of PKC, Mitochondria, and NADPH Oxidase-Xanthine Oxidase Cascade.

Christian Kreipke
Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
Endothelin Receptor A antagonism ameliorates hypoperfusion and improves behavioral outcome following brain trauma.

Daisuke Nakano
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA
Activation of renal medullary ET
B receptor induces diuresis and natriuresis via nitric oxide synthase 1, cGMP and protein kinase G pathways.

Chantal Provost
University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Nuclear ET
B receptor mediates ET-1 induced increase in intracellular calcium in human endocardial endothelial cells.

Oleg Rayhman
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
siRNA molecules targeting ECE-1 as a means to inhibit ET-1 synthesis in endothelial and ovarian carcinoma cells.

Uliana Rushentova
Medical Academy, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
Realtionship between ET-1 plasma level and vegetative dysbalance in patients with metabolic syndrome.

Stephanie Sauvage
Montreal Heart Institute, Canada
Increased efficacy of endothelin receptor antagonists in monocrotaline-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Markus Schneider
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA
Nitric oxide mediates collecting duct ET-1 effects on blood pressure

Alexandra Simonova
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Endothelin converting enzyme inhibitor decreases right ventricular pressure, right ventricular hypertrophy and increases the reaction on L-NAME and NO production in rats with hypoxia induced pulmonary hypertension.

Lisa Stow
University of Florida, USA
Aldosterone Recruits Chromatin Remodeling Complexes and Affects Histone Modification of the Endothelin-1 (ET-1) Gene.

Renee Suen
University of Toronto, Canada
Endothelin Receptor Blockade Potentiates Aortic Aneurysm Formation Induced by Angiotensin II in Apolipoprotein E-Deficient Mice.

Maria Fernanda Werner
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Peripheral Up-Regulation of Sensory Nerve ET
A and ETB Receptor-Operated Mechanisms is Implicated in Neuropathic Pain Induced by Spinal Nerve Ligation.

Bambang Widyantoro
Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Genetic Inactivation of Vascular Endothelial Cell ET-1 in Mice Is Protective against Cardiac and Renal Complication of Diabetes.

Lovro Ziberna
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Diazepam relaxed ET-1 precontracted thoracic rat aorta in a concentration dependent manner.