Blockade of AT<sub>1</sub> with losartan was not involved in the inhibitory effect of rosiglitzone on Ang II-induced KLF5 expression in VSMCs.

<p>Western blot analysis (upper panel), and data are mean ± S.E.M. (bottom panel) of 3 independent experiments. Results are expressed as fold increase over control group. β-actin served as an internal control (*<i>P<0</i>.<i>05</i> vs. control; #<i>P<0</i>.<i>05</i> vs. Ang II).</p>