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    • Cardiovascular and pharmacological implications of haem-deficient NO-unresponsive soluble guanylate cyclase knock-in mice 

      Thoonen, Robrecht; Cauwels, Anje; Decaluwe, Kelly; Geschka, Sandra; Tainsh, Robert; Delanghe, Joris; Hochepied, Tino; De Cauwer, Lode; Rogge, Elke; Voet, Sofie; Sips, Patrick; Karas, Richard H.; Bloch, Kenneth; Vuylsteke, Marnik; Stasch, Johannes-Peter; Van de Voorde, Johan; Buys, Emmanuel; Brouckaert, Peter (Springer Nature, 2015)
      Oxidative stress, a central mediator of cardiovascular disease, results in loss of the prosthetic haem group of soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC), preventing its activation by nitric oxide (NO). Here we introduce Apo-sGC ...
    • Functional brown adipose tissue limits cardiomyocyte injury and adverse remodeling in catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy 

      Thoonen, Robrecht; Ernande, Laura; Cheng, Juan; Nagasaka, Yasuko; Yao, Vincent; Miranda-Bezerra, Alexandre; Chen, Chan; Chao, Wei; Panagia, Marcello; Sosnovik, David E.; Puppala, Dheeraj; Armoundas, Antonis A.; Hindle, Allyson; Bloch, Kenneth; Buys, Emmanuel; Scherrer-Crosbie, Marielle (Elsevier BV, 2015)
      Brown adipose tissue (BAT) has well recognized thermogenic properties mediated by uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1); more recently, BAT has been demonstrated to modulate cardiovascular risk factors. To investigate whether BAT ...
    • Heme deficiency of soluble guanylate cyclase induces gastroparesis 

      Cosyns, S. M. R.; Dhaese, I.; Thoonen, Robrecht; Buys, Emmanuel; Vral, A.; Brouckaert, P.; Lefebvre, R. A. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)
      Background: Soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) is the principal target of nitric oxide (NO) to control gastrointestinal motility. The consequence on nitrergic signaling and gut motility of inducing a heme-free status of sGC, ...
    • In vitro and in vivo studies on the importance of the soluble guanylyl cyclase a1 subunit in penile erection 

      Decaluwé, Kelly; Nimmegeers, Sofie; Thoonen, Robrecht; Buys, Emmanuel; Brouckaert, Peter; Van de Voorde, Johan (Springer Nature, 2010)
      Purpose: Soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC), which plays a pivotal role in penile erection, is a heterodimer build up by an α and a β subunit. For both subunits two isoforms have been characterized, but only the sGCα1β1 and ...
    • Pathophysiology of Hypertension in the Absence of Nitric Oxide/Cyclic GMP Signaling 

      Thoonen, Robrecht; Sips, Patrick; Bloch, Kenneth Daniel; Buys, Emmanuel (Springer Science + Business Media, 2012)
      The nitric oxide (NO)-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling system is a well-characterized modulator of cardiovascular function, in general, and blood pressure, in particular. The availability of mice mutant for ...