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Current Pharmaceutical Design


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

Review Article

The Role of PPARs in Pathological Cardiac Hypertrophy and Heart Failure

Author(s): Hai-Han Liao, Xu-Hui Jia, Huang-Jun Liu, Zheng Yang and Qi-Zhu Tang*

Volume 23, Issue 11, 2017

Page: [1677 - 1686] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1381612822666160928150040

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Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are ligand-activated transcription factors involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism, energy production, and inflammation. It is well established that all of the three isoforms of PPARs expressed in the cardiomyocytes, and that PPARs are closely involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism and energy homeostasis as well as many other different aspects in the heart. We think that PPARs are very important therapeutic targets for drug development, however, the drugs targeting at PPARs meet some trouble in clinical practice, especially the reported side effects related to heart failure. This review summarizes different functions and mechanisms of each isoform in cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure, for the reason that if more efforts are made to investigate the interactions among different isoforms, minimize the off-target effects, and avoid PPARs-independent side effects, we can develop safer and more effective PPAR agonists for the clinical practice in the near future.

Keywords: Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, PPARs, cardiac hypertrophy, heart failure.

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