microRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding RNA molecules that modulate the stability and/or the translational efficiency of specific messenger RNAs. They have been shown to play a regulatory role in most biological processes and their expression is disrupted in many cardiovascular diseases. This review describes studies performed at Policlinico San Donato-IRCCS in cell cultures, animal models, and patients, showing a penetrant role of miRNAs in cell response to hypoxia and in ischaemic cardiovascular diseases. These experiments indicate miRNA as an emerging class of therapeutic targets.
- Cardiovascular diseases
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine