Interferons (IFNs) are pleiotropic cytokines that mediate anti-viral responses, inhibit proliferation and participate in immune surveillance and tumor suppression by inducing the transcription of a number of IFN-stimulated genes. The IFN family ...
Angiotensin II, a major effector peptide of the
renin-angiotensin system, is believed to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of
cardiovascular remodeling associated with hypertension, heart failure, and
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) belongs to the ERBB family of receptor tyrosine kinases that contains four closely related members EGFR and ERBB2-4. They couple the binding of the extracellular growth factor ligands to intracellular ...
The vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family of ligands and receptors is
crucial for vascular development and neovascularization in physiological and pathological
processes in both embryos, and in adults .
The family of Protein kinase C (PKC)
contains 3 functional protein types, "conventional"
PKC-alpha, PKC-beta, and
PKC-gamma that are activated by calcium and Diacylglycerol
(DAG), "novel" PKC-delta,
PKC-epsilon, PKC-eta, ...