The UII/UT System Mediates Upregulation of Proinflammatory Cytokines through p38 MAPK and NF-κB Pathways in LPS-Stimulated Kupffer Cells

@inproceedings{Liu2015TheUS,
  title={The UII/UT System Mediates Upregulation of Proinflammatory Cytokines through p38 MAPK and NF-κB Pathways in LPS-Stimulated Kupffer Cells},
  author={Liang Ming Liu and D. Y. Liang and Chang Gen Ye and Wen Juan Tu and Tong Zhu},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
The urotensin II (UII)/UII receptor (UT) system is closely related to immune inflammation. In acute liver failure (ALF), the UII/UT system can promote the production and release of proinflammatory cytokines, inducing an inflammatory injury response in liver tissue. However, the mechanism by which the hepatic UII/UT system promotes proinflammatory cytokine production and release is not clear. To solve this problem, we used primary Kupffer cells (KCs) as the model system in the current study. The… CONTINUE READING