Chukwuemeka O Uhiara

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HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins, are widely used as cholesterol-lowering agents in the treatment of dyslipidemias. Statins have also been reported to have pleiotropic effects, independent of their effects on cholesterol synthesis, possibly through inhibition of the monomeric G proteins Ras and Rho, which are able to signal through ERK and Rho(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stimulation of vascular beta-adrenoceptors causes vasodilatation through activation of adenylyl cyclase (AC) and plasma membrane potassium channels, and beta-adrenoceptors have been linked to activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) mitogen-activated protein kinase in various cell lines. However, how these findings(More)
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