NR4All in the vessel wall

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A number of nuclear receptors are involved in maintenance of normal vessel wall physiology as well as in pathophysiological processes such as atherosclerosis, restenosis and remodelling. Recent studies revealed a previously unrecognized function of the NR4A subfamily of nuclear receptors as key regulatory proteins in vascular disease. The NR4A subfamily comprises the members Nur77, Nurr1 and NOR-1 and in the current review a comprehensive overview is given of the data supporting functional involvement of these nuclear receptors in three major cell types in vascular (patho)physiology: endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells and monocytes-macrophages. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-193
JournalJournal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology
Issue number3-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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