Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, January 30th, 2003
According to researchers from the United States, "High glucose (HG) causes glomerular mesangial cell (GMC) growth, production of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta, and increased synthesis of matrix proteins such as fibronectin, contributing to diabetic nephropathy. We recently found that exposure of cells to HG also activates the growth-promoting enzyme janus kinase 2 (JAK2) and its latent signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) transcription factors (STAT1, STAT3, and STAT5)."
"Our purpose was to determine the effect that...
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