Diminished penile expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptors at the insulin-resistant stage of a type II diabetic rat model: a possible cause for erectile dysfunction in diabetes.

@article{Jesmin2003DiminishedPE,
  title={Diminished penile expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptors at the insulin-resistant stage of a type II diabetic rat model: a possible cause for erectile dysfunction in diabetes.},
  author={Subrina Jesmin and Ichiro Sakuma and Alaa-eldin Salah-eldin and Katsuya Nonomura and Yutaka Hattori and Akira Kitabatake},
  journal={Journal of molecular endocrinology},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={401-18}
}
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is commonly experienced in men with diabetes mellitus. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been extensively documented for its pathogenic significance in different complications of diabetes. We hypothesized that expressions of VEGF, its receptors and its signaling pathway Akt may be drastically altered in diabetic penile… CONTINUE READING