Introduction: Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are a large family of evolutionary conserved intracellular enzymes that play a pivotal role in signaling pathways mediating the biologic actions of a wide array of extracellular stimuli. Areas covered: MAPKs are implicated in most pathogenic events involved in asthma, including both inflammatory and structural changes occurring in the airways. Indeed, MAPKs are located at the level of crucial convergence points within the signal transduction networks activated by many cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, and other inducers of bronchial inflammation and remodeling such as immunoglobulin E (IgE) and oxidative stress. Expert opinion: Therefore, given the growing importance of MAPKs in asthma pathobiology, these signaling enzymes are emerging as key intracellular pathways whose upstream activation can be inhibited by biological drugs such as anti-cytokines and anti-IgE.

Clinical relevance of understanding mitogen-activated protein kinases involved in asthma

Vatrella A.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Introduction: Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are a large family of evolutionary conserved intracellular enzymes that play a pivotal role in signaling pathways mediating the biologic actions of a wide array of extracellular stimuli. Areas covered: MAPKs are implicated in most pathogenic events involved in asthma, including both inflammatory and structural changes occurring in the airways. Indeed, MAPKs are located at the level of crucial convergence points within the signal transduction networks activated by many cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, and other inducers of bronchial inflammation and remodeling such as immunoglobulin E (IgE) and oxidative stress. Expert opinion: Therefore, given the growing importance of MAPKs in asthma pathobiology, these signaling enzymes are emerging as key intracellular pathways whose upstream activation can be inhibited by biological drugs such as anti-cytokines and anti-IgE.
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