23rd European Conference on
(September 8-10, 2004, Lisbon, Portugal)
The meaning of a name
The title of our 23rd European Conference on Microcirculation is
“Microcirculation and Vascular Biology: A basis for research and a
reason for life” is a happy one for different sorts of reasons.
First of all it remembers us the existence of a huge and thin network
spreading over the human body, that allows functionality to all cells.
Second it may induce the curiosity about the programme content, the
clinical practice targets regarding for micro-vascular medicine and all
the deviation of the light but complicate combination of events that
maintain the homeostasis. Look and see for yourself.
Another perspective given, bring us to looking for methodological
approaches, experimental models, proteomics techniques, and as we could
see, also new studies were done with “high-technology”.
This 23rd European Conference on Microcirculation like, its predecessors,
will be a moment to meet together different themes which exemplifies the
multidisciplinary characteristic of life sciences.
Life itself is a wonderful thing that all physicians, and scientists,
working together, must take an action part to preserve it with dignity
The Organising Committee is grateful to Medimond s.r.l. – Monduzzi
Editore International Proceedings for the present publication prepared,
by the European Society for Microcirculation- Integrating vascular
Biology & Medicine as a way of information transfer to all the attending
participants and also allowing opportunities to further readers share
expertises and learning facilities .
The present edition is one shape of life.
Clinical Utility of Cardiac MRI for Assessment of Microcirculation and
Stem Cells and Progenitor Cells in Postnatal Neovascularization: Molecular
Mechanisms and Clinical Relevance
B. Hoepfl, S. Woelfle, M. Boettcher and C. de Wit
Nitric Oxide, a Modulator of Gap Junctions
P. Kameritsch, A. Hoffmann and U. Pohl
Membrane Components in the Interaction of Red Blood Cells with Endothelial
A. Koshkaryev, G. Barshtein and S. Yedgar
Inflammatory Mediators Promote Sickle Red Blood Cell Adhesion to Endothelium
under Venular Flow
A. Owings, M. Wagner and T. Wick
“In vivo” Identification of the “Vulnerable” Atherosclerotic Lesion
L.M. Pedro and J. Fernandes e Fernandes
Analysis of Hemodynamic Implications of RBC Interactions with Microvascular
A.S. Popel and W.E. Schreiber
Blood Banking-Induced Elevation of Red Blood Cells Adherence to Endothelium
Hanna Relevy, Alexander Koshkaryev, Noga Manny,
Saul Yedgar and Gregory Barshtein
A New Hypothesis for the Origin of Microvascular Inflammation During Shock
and Multi-organ Failure:Selfdigestion by Pancreatic Enzymes
G.W. Schmid-Schönbein and T.E. Hugli
Inflammation and Atherosclerosis: the Role of C-reactive Protein
No-reflow phenomenon: from bench to bedside
Fetal Endothelial Development and Fetal Vascular Control
E. Villamor, K. Ruijtenbeek, C.G.A. Kessels, J.G.R. De Mey and C.E.
Vasopressin Treatment in Hemorrhagic Shock
A. Cheung, B. Driessen, S. Ramanujam, M. Barbosa, D. Chan, V. Asfour, L.
Zarucco, P. Burns, P. Chen, J. Jahr and R.A. Gunther
The Angiogenic Sprouting Response to Collagen Requires src Family Kinase
J.F. Dye, M. Barnett, C. Linge and R. Sanders
Remodeling of Capillary Network and TUNEL Positive Endothelium in Hindlimb
Unweighted Atrophied Soleus Muscle
H. Fujino, H. Kohzuki, H. Tasaki, H. Kondo, I. Takeda and F. Kajiya
Arterial Collateral Formation Influenced by Cycloidal Vibration (Pilot Study
on Animals in vivo)
P. Lievens and P. Van den Brande
Microvascular Changes of Gingival Tissue after Ultrasonic Tooth Preparation
M. Matsuo and K. Tamaki
Application of a Digital Deconvolution Technique to in vivo Brain
Temperature Measurement as an Index of Metabolic Regulation
C. Merino, Mª.L. Luís-García, F.A. Martín, M.A. Castellano and J.L.
Transcription Factors and Their Contribution to DOCA/salt Hypertension
AO. Oyekan, MA. Newaz, Ahmad Blanton and Paul Fidelis
Patients with Unrespectable Pancreatic Cancer Response to IM862
L. Perbeck, J. Permert, B. Isaksson, C. Kylander, N. Albiin, S. Linder
and T. Sonnenfeldt
Fibrin as a Potent Stimulus of Endothelial Migration
M. Potter, C. Linge, R. Sanders and J. Dye
Increased Oxidative Stress in Mesenteric Artery from Hypertensive Rats with
Activation of the Renin-Angiotensin System
T. Sousa, M. Morato, D. Pinho, E. Fernandes, F. Carvalho and A.