Journal article

Epigenetic Changes in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk

Samuel T Keating, Jorge Plutzky, Assam El-Osta

CIRCULATION RESEARCH | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2016

Abstract

Cardiovascular complications remain the leading causes of morbidity and premature mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus. Studies in humans and preclinical models demonstrate lasting gene expression changes in the vasculopathies initiated by previous exposure to high glucose concentrations and the associated overproduction of reactive oxygen species. The molecular signatures of chromatin architectures that sensitize the genome to these and other cardiometabolic risk factors of the diabetic milieu are increasingly implicated in the biological memory underlying cardiovascular complications and now widely considered as promising therapeutic targets. Atherosclerosis is a complex heterocell..

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