Troglitazone increases IL-1beta induced cyclooxygenase-2 and inducible nitric oxide synthase expression via enhanced phosphorylation of IkappaBalpha in vascular smooth muscle cells from Wistar-Kyoto rats and spontaneously hypertensive rats.


Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) agonists of the thiazolidinedione class are widely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes subjects due to their ability to improve insulin resistance. Troglitazone and ciglitazone belong to the PPARgamma agonists of thiazolidinediones. We report here that troglitazone but not ciglitazone… (More)


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