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Milk casein-derived tripeptides, VPP and IPP induced NO production in cultured endothelial cells and endothelium-dependent relaxation of isolated aortic rings.
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PMID:  21221598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Milk casein-derived tripeptides, valyl prolyl proline (VPP), and isoleucyl prolyl proline (IPP) inhibit angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and both fermented milk and proteolytic hydrolysates of milk casein containing these peptides exert blood pressure-lowering effects in animals and humans. On the top of these results, we have recently reported that the hydrolysate of milk casein containing both VPP and IPP improved the vascular endothelial function of subjects with stage I hypertension, enforcing us to elucidate the mechanism of the improvement of endothelial dysfunction by these peptides. For this purpose, we examined the effect of VPP and IPP on induction of nitric oxide (NO) production using cultured vascular endothelial cells and isolated arterial vessels. When both VPP and IPP were added to the medium of cultured endothelial cells at final concentrations of more than 100 nmol/l, the NO( x ) (NO(2) and NO(3)) concentration in the medium was significantly higher than that of the control. Moreover, both VPP and IPP induced endothelium-dependent relaxation of isolated aortic rings, and these effects were inhibited by NO synthase inhibitors, K channel inhibitors, and bradykinin B2 receptor antagonists. These lines of results suggested that both VPP and IPP induced production of vasodilative substances including NO.
Tatsuhiko Hirota; Atsuko Nonaka; Akiko Matsushita; Naoto Uchida; Kohji Ohki; Masanori Asakura; Masafumi Kitakaze
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-2573     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511258     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Microbiology and Fermentation Laboratory, Calpis Co., Ltd., 5-11-10 Fuchinobe, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, 252-0206, Japan,
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