The Role of p38 MAPK in the Development of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
AbstractDiabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a major complication of diabetes that contributes to an increase in mortality. A number of mechanisms potentially explain the development of DCM including oxidative stress, inflammation and extracellular fibrosis. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)-mediated signaling pathways are common among these pathogenic responses. Among the diverse array of kinases, extensive attention has been given to p38 MAPK due to its capacity for promoting or inhibiting the translation of target genes. Growing evidence has indicated that p38 MAPK is aberrantly expressed in the cardiovascular system, including the heart, under both experimental and clinical diabetic conditions and, furthermore, inhibition of p38 MAPK activation in transgenic animal model or with its pharmacologic inhibitor significantly prevents the development of DCM, implicating p38 MAPK as a novel diagnostic indicator and therapeutic target for DCM. This review summarizes our current knowledge base to provide an overview of the impact of p38 MAPK signaling in diabetes-induced cardiac remodeling and dysfunction. View Full-Text
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Wang, S.; Ding, L.; Ji, H.; Xu, Z.; Liu, Q.; Zheng, Y. The Role of p38 MAPK in the Development of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1037.
Wang S, Ding L, Ji H, Xu Z, Liu Q, Zheng Y. The Role of p38 MAPK in the Development of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(7):1037.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Shudong; Ding, Lijuan; Ji, Honglei; Xu, Zheng; Liu, Quan; Zheng, Yang. 2016. "The Role of p38 MAPK in the Development of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 7: 1037.
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