Effective therapies for chronic or non-healing wounds are still missing. These tissue insults often result in severe clinical complications (i.e. infections and/or amputation) and sometimes lead to patients death. Accordingly, several research groups have focused their efforts in finding innovative and powerful therapeutic strategies to overcome these issues. On the basis of these considerations, the comprehension of the molecular cascades behind these pathological conditions could allow the identification of molecules against chronic wounds. In this context, the regulation of the Protein Kinase C (PKC) cascade has gained relevance in the prevention and/or reparation of tissue damages. This class of phosphorylating enzymes has already been considered for different physiological and pathological pathways and modulation of such enzymes may be useful in reparative processes. Herein, the recent developments in this field will be disclosed, highlighting the pivotal role of PKC α and δ in regenerative medicine. Moreover, an overview of well-established PKC ligands, acting via the modulation of these isoenzymes, will be deeply investigated. This study is aimed at re-evaluating widely known PKC modulators, involved in other diseases, as fruitful molecules in wound-healing.

PKC in regenerative therapy: New insights for old targets

RUI, MARTA;NASTI, RITA;BIGNARDI, EMANUELE;DELLA VOLPE, SERENA;ROSSINO, GIACOMO;ROSSI, DANIELA;COLLINA, SIMONA
2017

Abstract

Effective therapies for chronic or non-healing wounds are still missing. These tissue insults often result in severe clinical complications (i.e. infections and/or amputation) and sometimes lead to patients death. Accordingly, several research groups have focused their efforts in finding innovative and powerful therapeutic strategies to overcome these issues. On the basis of these considerations, the comprehension of the molecular cascades behind these pathological conditions could allow the identification of molecules against chronic wounds. In this context, the regulation of the Protein Kinase C (PKC) cascade has gained relevance in the prevention and/or reparation of tissue damages. This class of phosphorylating enzymes has already been considered for different physiological and pathological pathways and modulation of such enzymes may be useful in reparative processes. Herein, the recent developments in this field will be disclosed, highlighting the pivotal role of PKC α and δ in regenerative medicine. Moreover, an overview of well-established PKC ligands, acting via the modulation of these isoenzymes, will be deeply investigated. This study is aimed at re-evaluating widely known PKC modulators, involved in other diseases, as fruitful molecules in wound-healing.
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