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Beta-adrenoceptor signaling pathways mediate cardiac pathological remodeling.
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PMID:  22201979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Beta-adrenoceptors (ARs), members of the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) superfamily, play a key role in the rapid regulation of myocardial function. Meanwhile, chronic catecholamine stimulation of adrenoceptors has been proved to be involved in the adverse myocardial remodeling, including cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis, and apoptosis, which finally develop into heart failure. In the clinical situation, sympathetic hyperactivity is a key factor in the development of heart failure, and beta-blockers greatly improve the outcome of the disease. However, heart failure is still one of the leading causes of death. Therefore, a full understanding of the mechanism of beta-AR-mediated cardiac remodeling could indicate more targets for treating heart failure. This review summarizes a number of important signaling pathways involved in the process of cardiac pathological remodeling under chronic adrenergic stimulation.
Yongnan Fu; Han Xiao; Youyi Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in bioscience (Elite edition)     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1945-0508     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Biosci (Elite Ed)     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101485240     Medline TA:  Front Biosci (Elite Ed)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1625-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Vascular Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital and Key Laboratory of Molecular Cardiovascular Sciences, Ministry of Education, Beijing 100191, PR China.
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