In this educational program, which was held at the ERA-EDTA Congress 2017 in Madrid, Spain, the potential role of epigenetic treatment in the management of patients with increased CV and renal risk were discussed.
Kamyar Kalantar-Zade, MD shows the data based on which alkaline phosphatase is emerging as a prognostic biomarker of CV events. BET inhibition with apabetalone lowers ALP, and may thus be a promising therapeutic strategy.
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.
Luis M Ruilope, MD looks at the evidence showing that currently available therapies leave room for improvement in the reduction of CV events in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.