Troglitazone inhibits angiotensin II-induced extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 nuclear translocation and activation in vascular smooth muscle cells.

The thiazolidinedione troglitazone inhibits angiotensin II-induced extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 mitogen-activated protein kinase activity in vascular smooth muscle cells. Activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 by angiotensin II is a multistep process involving both its phosphorylation by mitogen-activated protein kinase… CONTINUE READING