Journal article

Apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 inhibition reverses deleterious indoxyl sulfate-mediated endothelial effects

Feby Savira, Andrew R Kompa, Ruth Magaye, Xin Xiong, Li Huang, Beat M Jucker, Robert N Willette, Darren J Kelly, Bing H Wang

Life Sciences | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021


AIMS: Indoxyl sulfate (IS), a protein-bound uremic toxin, is implicated in endothelial dysfunction, which contributes to adverse cardiovascular events in chronic kidney disease. Apoptosis signal regulating kinase 1 (ASK1) is a reactive oxygen species-driven kinase involved in IS-mediated adverse effects. This study assessed the therapeutic potential of ASK1 inhibition in alleviating endothelial effects induced by IS. MAIN METHODS: IS, in the presence and absence of a selective ASK1 inhibitor (GSK2261818A), was assessed for its effect on vascular reactivity in rat aortic rings, and cultured human aortic endothelial cells where we evaluated phenotypic and mechanistic changes. KEY FINDINGS: IS ..

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