Estradiol suppresses mesangial cell type I collagen synthesis via activation of the MAP kinase cascade.


We have previously shown that estradiol suppresses the synthesis of type I collagen by murine mesangial cells grown in the presence of serum via activation of the transcription factor activator protein-1 (AP-1). We hypothesized that estradiol upregulates AP-1 via activation of the mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase cascade, a signal transduction pathway… (More)


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