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dc.contributor.author Davies, Mark
dc.contributor.author Huynh, Tam
dc.contributor.author Fulton, Gregory
dc.contributor.author Lefkowitz, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Hagen, Per-Otto Frode
dc.contributor.author Koch, Walter J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-22T17:22:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-22T17:22:22Z
dc.date.issued 1998-08
dc.identifier.citation Davies, M. G., T. T. T. Huynh, et al. (1998). "G Protein Signaling and Vein Graft Intimal Hyperplasia." Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology 18(8): 1275-1280. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5903
dc.description.abstract Abstract—Vein grafting results in the development of intimal hyperplasia with accompanying changes in guanine nucleotide–binding (G) protein expression and function. Several serum mitogens that act through G protein–coupled receptors, such as lysophosphatidic acid, stimulate proliferative pathways that are dependent on the G protein βγ subunit (Gβγ)–mediated activation of p21ras. This study examines the role of Gβγ signaling in intimal hyperplasia by targeting a gene encoding a specific Gβγ inhibitor in an experimental rabbit vein graft model. This inhibitor, the carboxyl terminus of the β-adrenergic receptor kinase (βARKCT), contains a Gβγ-binding domain. Vein graft intimal hyperplasia was significantly reduced by 37% (P<0.01), and physiological studies demonstrated that the normal alterations in G protein coupling phenotypically seen in this model were blocked by βARKCT treatment. Thus, it appears that Gβγ-mediated pathways play a major role in intimal hyperplasia and that targeting inhibitors of Gβγ signaling offers novel intraoperative therapeutic modalities to inhibit the development of vein graft intimal hyperplasia and subsequent vein graft failure. en_US
dc.publisher American Heart Association en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1161/01.ATV.18.8.1275 en_US
dc.subject vein grafts en_US
dc.subject carboxyl terminus of β-adrenergic receptor kinase en_US
dc.subject gene transfer en_US
dc.subject G proteins en_US
dc.subject intimal hyperplasia en_US
dc.title G Protein Signaling and Vein Graft Intimal Hyperplasia: Reduction of Intimal Hyperplasia in Vein Grafts by a Gbg Inhibitor en_US
dc.type Article en_US
duke.description.endpage 1280 en_US
duke.description.issue 8 en_US
duke.description.startpage 1275 en_US
duke.description.volume 18 en_US
dc.relation.journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology en_US

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