Effect of a retinoid X receptor partial agonist on airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness in a murine model of asthma

Published on Jan 23, 2017in Respiratory Research3.924
· DOI :10.1186/S12931-017-0507-Z
Utako Fujii6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Okayama University),
Nobuaki Miyahara33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Okayama University)
+ 9 AuthorsArihiko Kanehiro25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Okayama University)
Background Retinoid X receptors (RXRs) are members of the nuclear receptor (NR) superfamily that mediate signaling by 9-cis retinoic acid, a vitamin A (retinol) derivative. RXRs play key roles not only as homodimers but also as heterodimeric partners—e.g., retinoic acid receptors (RARs), vitamin D receptors (VDRs), liver X receptors (LXRs), and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). The NR family was recently associated with allergic diseases, but the role of RXRs in allergen-induced airway responses is not well defined. The goal of this study is to elucidate the role of RXRs in asthma pathogenesis and the potency of RXR partial agonist in the treatment of allergic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness using a murine model of asthma.
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