The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ is a member of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily of ligand-activated transcription factors. Thiazolidinediones, pharmacological ligands for PPARγ, are currently used in the management of type 2 diabetes. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ is expressed in the lung and pulmonary vasculature, and its expression is reduced in the vascular lesions of patients with pulmonary hypertension. Furthermore, thiazolidinedione PPARγ ligands reduced pulmonary hypertension and vascular remodeling in several experimental models of pulmonary hypertension. This report reviews current evidence that PPARγ may represent a novel therapeutic target in pulmonary hypertension and examines studies that have begun to elucidate mechanisms that underlie these potential therapeutic effects.
- pulmonary hypertension
- nitric oxide
- NADPH oxidase
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