Differential modulation of brainstem phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 signaling underlies WIN55,212-2 centrally mediated pressor response in conscious rats.

@article{Ibrahim2012DifferentialMO,
  title={Differential modulation of brainstem phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 signaling underlies WIN55,212-2 centrally mediated pressor response in conscious rats.},
  author={Badr Mostafa Ibrahim and Abdel A Abdel-Rahman},
  journal={The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics},
  year={2012},
  volume={340 1},
  pages={
          11-8
        }
}
Our recent study demonstrated that central cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB₁R) activation caused dose-related pressor response in conscious rats, and reported studies implicated the brainstem phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt-extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) pathway in blood pressure control. Therefore, in this study, we tested the hypothesis that the modulation of brainstem PI3K/Akt-ERK1/2 signaling plays a critical role in the central CB(1)R-mediated pressor response. In… CONTINUE READING