Epigenetic inhibitors attenuate pathological gene expression in cardiomyocytes

Epigenetic modulators have been proposed as promising new drug targets to treat adverse remodeling in heart failure. Here, we evaluated the potential of 4 epigenetic drugs, including the pan-BRD (bromodomain-containing protein) inhibitor bromosporine, the BET (bromodomain and extraterminal) inhibitor JQ1, more…

Mineralocorticoid receptor activation and antagonism in cardiovascular disease: cellular and molecular mechanisms

MR antagonists have proven to be highly efficient in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, and they are a cornerstone of contemporary therapy. In the past decade, a series of experimental studies using models with cell type–specific MRs uncovered the more…

Reviewed: MR in pulmonary hypertension and RV failure

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by pulmonary vascular remodelling, leading to progressive increase in pulmonary artery pressure and subsequent right ventricular failure. Aldosterone and the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) are key drivers of cardiovascular disease and MR antagonists are well-established in more…