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ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Review Article

Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor (PPAR) Gamma Agonists as Therapeutic Agents for Cardiovascular Disorders: Focus on Atherosclerosis

Author(s): Ekaterina A. Ivanova, Veronika A. Myasoedova*, Alexandra A. Melnichenko and Alexander N. Orekhov

Volume 23 , Issue 7 , 2017

Page: [1119 - 1124] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1381612823666161118145850

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Peroxisome proliferation-activated receptors (PPARs) are ligand-activated transcription factors that mainly regulate genes responsible for fatty acid (FA) and energy metabolism. There are three members of the PPAR family, PPAR-α, PPAR- β/δ and PPAR-γ. All three isoforms have therapeutic potential for treatment of cardiovascular disorders, and PPAR agonists are currently being actively studied in pre-clinical and clinical trials. PPAR γ agonists, main tissue expressing isoform, have potential to influence on inflammation processes, reduce oxidative stress, improve endothelial function and plays an important role in lipid metabolism. PPAR-γ agonists are used as insulin sensitizers for treatment of diabetes; however, there is accumulating evidence that their clinical application can be broadened. The wide spectrum of PPAR-γ activation effects may be beneficial for treatment of various cardiovascular conditions as atherosclerosis, hypertension and aortic aneurysm, including surgical interventions. In this Review we will discuss the implication of PPAR-γ in the cardiovascular system and potential role of PPAR-γ agonists in treatment of conditions associated with high cardiovascular risks.

Keywords: Peroxisome proliferation-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ), cardiovascular disorders, cardiovascular surgery, atherosclerosis.

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