MicroRNAs as peripheral blood biomarkers of cardiovascular disease

Valeria Di Stefano, Germana Zaccagnini, Maurizio C. Capogrossi, Fabio Martelli

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Abstract

A host of studies have established essential roles for microRNAs in cardiovascular development and disease. Moreover, the discovery of stable microRNAs in bodily fluids indicated their potential as non-invasive biomarkers. In this review, we summarize the current studies describing microRNAs in blood cells or serum/plasma, as potential biomarkers of cardiovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalVascular Pharmacology
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Biomarker
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • MicroRNA
  • Peripheral blood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Physiology

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