Glycogen Synthase Kinase-β3 in Ischemic Neuronal Death

Author(s): Pradeep Hanumanthappa, Asha Densi, Rajanikant Golgodu Krishnamurthy

Journal Name: Current Neurovascular Research

Volume 11 , Issue 3 , 2014

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Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) is implicated in diverse cellular processes such as cell signaling and survival. Accumulating lines of evidence indicate that increased GSK-3β activity contributes to neuronal death and pathogenesis of ischemic stroke. Considering predominant roles of GSK-3β in neuronal apoptosis, modulation of this protein kinase is a reliable strategy for ischemic neuroprotection. In this review, we survey and synthesize the current knowledge about the role of GSK-3β in neuroprotection following the ischemic stroke.

Keywords: Apoptosis, brain, GSK-3β, hypoxia, ischemic stroke, neuronal death.

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Year: 2014
Published on: 20 May, 2014
Page: [271 - 278]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1567202611666140520151002
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