Xu Z, Zou C, Yu W, Xu S, Huang L, Khan Z, Wang J, Liang G, Wang Y (2019) Inhibition of STAT3 activation mediated by toll-like receptor 4 attenuates angiotensin II-induced renal fibrosis and dysfunction. Br J Pharmacol 176(14):2627-2641. doi: 10.1111/bph.14686 PMID: 30958891
Objective: To investigate the underlying mechanisms of STAT3 activation by angiotensin II and downstream functional consequences in the kidneys.
Summary: This study reveals a novel mechanism of STAT3 activation, induced by angiotensin II, in kidney tissues and highlights a translational significance of a STAT3 inhibitor as potential therapeutic agent for hypertensive kidney disease.
Usage: Western blot