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Increased endothelin-1 levels in athletes
  1. I N Legakis1,
  2. T Mantzouridis2,
  3. T Mountokalakis3
  1. 1Er Dynan Hospital, Athens, Greece;
  2. 2Department of Biology, University of Athens
  3. 3Sotiria Hospital, Athens

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    Endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potential vasoconstrictor peptide, may contribute to the exercise induced redistribution of blood flow in muscles.1,2 On the other hand, the latter parameter in athletes may be expanded secondary to muscle volume and as a consequence of increased ET-1 production.3 In this study, we found a difference in basal serum …

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