Progress in AQP Research and New Developments in Therapeutic Approaches to Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
AbstractCerebral edema often manifests after the development of cerebrovascular disease, particularly in the case of stroke, both ischemic and hemorrhagic. Without clinical intervention, the influx of water into brain tissues leads to increased intracranial pressure, cerebral herniation, and ultimately death. Strategies to manage the development of edema constitute a major unmet therapeutic need. However, despite its major clinical significance, the mechanisms underlying cerebral water transport and edema formation remain elusive. Aquaporins (AQPs) are a class of water channel proteins which have been implicated in the regulation of water homeostasis and cerebral edema formation, and thus represent a promising target for alleviating stroke-induced cerebral edema. This review examines the significance of relevant AQPs in stroke injury and subsequently explores neuroprotective strategies aimed at modulating AQP expression, with a particular focus on AQP4, the most abundant AQP in the central nervous system. View Full-Text
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Previch, L.E.; Ma, L.; Wright, J.C.; Singh, S.; Geng, X.; Ding, Y. Progress in AQP Research and New Developments in Therapeutic Approaches to Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1146.
Previch LE, Ma L, Wright JC, Singh S, Geng X, Ding Y. Progress in AQP Research and New Developments in Therapeutic Approaches to Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(7):1146.Chicago/Turabian Style
Previch, Lauren E.; Ma, Linlin; Wright, Joshua C.; Singh, Sunpreet; Geng, Xiaokun; Ding, Yuchuan. 2016. "Progress in AQP Research and New Developments in Therapeutic Approaches to Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 7: 1146.
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