Redox regulation of c-Ha-ras and osteopontin signaling in vascular smooth muscle cells: Implications in chemical atherogenesis

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Abstract

Reduction/oxidation (redox) reactions play a central role in the regulation of vascular cell functions. Recent studies in this laboratory have identified c-Ha-ras and osteopontin genes as critical molecular targets during oxidant-induced atherogenesis. This review focuses on the deregulation of gene transcription by redox-activated trans-acting factors after benzo(a)pyrene challenge and the modulation of extracellular matrix signaling in vascular smooth muscle cells by allylamine-induced oxidative injury. The induction of atherogenic vascular smooth muscle cell phenotypes by chemical injury exhibits remarkable parallels with those seen in other forms of atherogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-265
Number of pages23
JournalAnnual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Volume39
DOIs
StatePublished - May 22 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cell signaling
  • Extracellular matrix
  • Gene regulation
  • Oxidative injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology

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