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SNRK: a metabolic regulator with multifaceted role in development and disease. Vessel Plus 2020;4



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Sucrose nonfermenting 1-related kinase (SNRK) is a serine/threonine kinase and a member of the adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK) family that is involved in the metabolic regulatory mechanisms in various cell types. SNRK is an important mediator in maintaining cellular metabolic homeostasis. In this review, we discuss the role of SNRK in metabolic tissues where it is expressed, including heart and adipose tissue. We discuss its role in regulating inflammation in these tissues and the pathways associated with regulating inflammation. We also discuss SNRK's role in vascular development and the processes associated with it. Finally, we review SNRK's potential as a target in various metabolic dysfunction-associated diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. This comprehensive review on SNRK suggests that it has therapeutic value in the suppression of inflammation in cardiac and adipose tissue.

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Thirugnanam K, Ramchandran R


Ramani Ramchandran PhD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin

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