Role of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase in middle ear mucosa hyperplasia during bacterial otitis media.

Hyperplasia of the middle ear mucosa contributes to the sequelae of acute otitis media. Understanding the signal transduction pathways that mediate hyperplasia could lead to the development of new therapeutic interventions for this disease and its sequelae. Endotoxin derived from bacteria involved in middle ear infection can contribute to the hyperplastic… CONTINUE READING