Neuroprotection Mediated by Upregulation of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase in Rho-Associated, Coiled-Coil-Containing Kinase 2 Deficient Mice

Hiroi Y. , Noma K., Kim H., Sladojevic N., Tabit C. E. , Li Y., ...More

CIRCULATION JOURNAL, vol.82, no.4, pp.1195-1207, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1253/circj.cj-17-0732
  • Title of Journal : CIRCULATION JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1195-1207


Background: Rho-associated kinases (ROCK1 and ROCK2) are important regulators of the actin cytoskeleton and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). Because the phosphorylation of eukaryotic elongation factor-1A1 (eEF1A1) by ROCK2 is critical for eNOS expression, we hypothesized that this molecular pathway may play a critical role in neuroprotection following focal cerebral ischemia.