Role of PPAR γ in the differentiation and function of neurons
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Neuronal processes (neurites and axons) have an important role in brain cells communication and, generally, they are damaged in neurodegenerative diseases. Recent evidence has showed that the activation of PPARγ pathway promoted neuronal differentiation and axon polarity. In addition, activation of PPARγ using thiazolidinediones (TZDs) prevented neurodegeneration by reducing neuronal death, improving mitochondrial function, and decreasing neuroinflammation in neuropathic pain. In this review, we will discuss important evidence that supports a possible role of PPARγ in neuronal development, improvement of neuronal health, and pain signaling. Therefore, activation of PPARγ is a potential target with therapeutic applications against neurodegenerative disorders, brain injury, and pain regulation. © 2014 Rodrigo A. Quintanilla et al.
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ArticleCabezas-Opazo F.A.; Vergara-Pulgar K.; Pérez M.J.; Jara C.; Osorio-Fuentealba C.; Quintanilla R.A. (Hindawi Limited, 2015)
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