Molecular mechanisms involved in the beneficial effect of BET inhibition in experimental renal disease
During a satellite symposium at the ERA-EDTA in Madrid, Spain, organised by PACE-CME, Marta Ruiz-Ortega sheds light on the new and exciting field of epigenetics, and how BET inhibition might provide an interesting therapeutic target in renal disease. She shares experimental data dat demonstrate the beneficial effects of BET inhibition.
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- Epigenetic mechanisms can determine health and disease, and can thus serve as therapeutic targets - an introduction to BET proteins 0:20
- Mechanistic insights into the effects of BET inhibition from experimental studies 5:25
- Studies in renal disease show that BET inhibition reduces inflammation via two pathways 12:57
- BET inhibition also reduces fibrosis, which is commonly seen in renal disease 15:45
- Summary of downstream effects of BET inhibition and implications for its potential as a therapy in humans 17:31
- To summarise the epidemiology and pathophysiology of patients at high cardiovascular risk with diabetes
- To understand the origin of the high residual cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes and kidney disease
- To review how BET inhibition affects gene expression via epigenetic mechanisms, as a novel strategy to improve outcomes in CVD and CKD
- To update and review current clinical research programmes evaluating the role of epigenetic regulation of gene expression in CVD management
Marta Ruiz-Ortega, PhD, Fundación Jiménez Díaz,Madrid, Spain
This lecture was part of a CME accredited symposium: Managing CKD, Diabetes & CVD: Is epigenetics a new way forward? held at ERA-EDTA in Madrid, Spain.
The symposium was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Resverlogix Corp