Energy-Sensing Pathways in Ischemia: The Counterbalance Between AMPK and mTORC

Author(s): Angel Cespedes, Mario Villa, Irene Benito-Cuesta*, Maria J. Perez-Alvarez, Lara Ordoñez, Francisco Wandosell*.

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 25 , Issue 45 , 2019


Stroke is an important cause of death and disability, and it is the second leading cause of death worldwide. In humans, middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) is the most common cause of ischemic stroke. The damage occurs due to the lack of nutrients and oxygen contributed by the blood flow.

The present review aims to analyze to what extent the lack of each of the elements of the system leads to damage and which mechanisms are unaffected by this deficiency. We believe that the specific analysis of the effect of lack of each component could lead to the emergence of new therapeutic targets for this important brain pathology.

Keywords: Stroke, Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion (MCAO), nutrients deprivation, Oxygen-glucose Deprivation (OGD), signaling, mTORC1, AMPK.

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Year: 2019
Page: [4763 - 4770]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191210152156
Price: $58

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