Blocking Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) Attenuates HIF-1α Pathways Engaged-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in Diabetic Retinopathy.


BACKGROUND/AIMS Prior studies demonstrate that hypoxia inducible factor subtype 1α (HIF-1α) in retinal tissues is involved in development of diabetic retinopathy (DR). In this report, we particularly examined the role played by mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) in regulating expression of HIF-1α and its downstream pathway, namely vascular endothelial… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000453207

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