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Rho kinase – a new target for pharmacological treatment of an overactive bladder

Tomasz Rechberger, Paweł Skorupski, Aneta Adamiak, Andrzej Wróbel
Ginekol Pol 2008;79(5).

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Abstract Rho kinase plays a key role in the regulation of smooth muscles contraction, including those of the urinary bladder detrusor. Rho kinase pathway modulates the level of phosphorylation of the myosin light chain, mainly through the inhibition of myosin phosphatase. Recent experimental data indicate that its role might be exacerbated in local and systemic pathological conditions which affect the bladder. It seems that Rho kinase inhibitors, such as Y27632, may turn out to be an effective group of drugs in pharmacotheraphy of an overactive bladder (OAB), which will influence the storage phase of the micturition cycle, without interfering with the physiological voiding.

Abstract

Abstract Rho kinase plays a key role in the regulation of smooth muscles contraction, including those of the urinary bladder detrusor. Rho kinase pathway modulates the level of phosphorylation of the myosin light chain, mainly through the inhibition of myosin phosphatase. Recent experimental data indicate that its role might be exacerbated in local and systemic pathological conditions which affect the bladder. It seems that Rho kinase inhibitors, such as Y27632, may turn out to be an effective group of drugs in pharmacotheraphy of an overactive bladder (OAB), which will influence the storage phase of the micturition cycle, without interfering with the physiological voiding.
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Keywords

pharmacotherapy, Overactive Bladder, Rho kinase

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Title

Rho kinase – a new target for pharmacological treatment of an overactive bladder

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 79, No 5 (2008)

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2008;79(5).

Keywords

pharmacotherapy
Overactive Bladder
Rho kinase

Authors

Tomasz Rechberger
Paweł Skorupski
Aneta Adamiak
Andrzej Wróbel

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