Epigenetic processes are involved in renal damage. Marta Ruiz-Ortega describes the role of vascular calcification and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in CKD and effects of BET inhibition on vascular calcification.
BET proteins can stimulate inflammatory processes by regulating genes. Prof. Kausik Ray discusses the role of BET inhibition in reducing CVD risk in patients with diabetes.
Prof. Jorge Plutzky explains BET inhibition as a novel therapeutic strategy for controlling pathologic cardiovascular responses.
Professor Erik Stroes gives an overview of evidence that inflammation plays a role in CVD and diabetes and considers options to target the hyperactive inflammatory state to lower residual CV risk.
Kalantar shares data that suggest that epigenetic modification with the BET inhibitor apabetalone may improve factors involved in the pathogenesis of CKD, including alkaline phosphatase.
Professor Erik Stroes gives an overview of evidence that inflammation plays a role in CKD and diabetes and considers options to target the hyperactive inflammatory state to lower residual CV risk.
Louise Nordfors describes several epigenetic mechanisms that have been described to be dysregulated in human disease and the rationale for BET protein inhibition to treat CV and renal disease.
In 48 patients with chronic kidney disease and coronary artery disease, apabetalone had beneficial effects on alkaline phosphatase levels and estimated glomerular filtration rate.
In this educational program, which was held at the ESC Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, epigenetic regulation of gene expression in patients at high CV risk with diabetes was reviewed
Prof Nicholls shared some insights from the first human trials on epigenetic approaches to treat CVD. More specifically, he summarized the findings from the first trials with apabetalone.
Prof Stroes explained epigenetics and epigenetic modulation. Moreover, he summarized data from studies with apabetalone, a BET inhibitor, and the first trial results with apabetalone.
This lecture was part of a CME accredited symposium: 'Managing Diabetes & CVD: Is epigenetics a new way forward?' held at ESC 2017 in Barcelona on August 26, 2017