IMR Press / FBE / Volume 3 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.2741/E302

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C-Myb function in the vessel wall
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1 Cardiovascular Research Group, Core Technology Facility, University of Manchester, 46 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9NT, UK

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Academic Editor: Tao Wang

Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2011, 3(3), 968–977;
Published: 1 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Signalling pathways in cardiovascular function and diseases)

C-Myb is a DNA-binding transcription factor that functions in apoptosis, proliferation and differentiation. The role of c-Myb in vascular injury has been investigated previously both in vitro and in vivo, where knock-down of c-Myb is known to lead to a reduction in proliferation and an increase in apoptosis of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Reduction of c-Myb activity has also been shown to decrease neointimal formation in vivo, by reducing VSMC proliferation. In contrast, over-expression of c-Myb in vivo leads to increased survival rates in certain cell types. This review will look mainly at studies investigating c-Myb function in the vasculature, and evidence of signalling interactions which may be considered with regard to c-Myb as a possible target in the treatment of vasculoproliferative diseases.

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