alexa The cardiac fibroblast: therapeutic target in myocardial remodeling and failure.
Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Journal of Bioengineering & Biomedical Science

Author(s): Brown RD, Ambler SK, Mitchell MD, Long CS

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Cardiac fibroblasts play a central role in the maintenance of extracellular matrix in the normal heart and as mediators of inflammatory and fibrotic myocardial remodeling in the injured and failing heart. In this review, we evaluate the cardiac fibroblast as a therapeutic target in heart disease. Unique features of cardiac fibroblast cell biology are discussed in relation to normal and pathophysiological cardiac function. The contribution of cardiac fibrosis as an independent risk factor in the outcome of heart failure is considered. Candidate drug therapies that derive benefit from actions on cardiac fibroblasts are summarized, including inhibitors of angiotensin-aldosterone systems, endothelin receptor antagonists, statins, anticytokine therapies, matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors, and novel antifibrotic/anti-inflammatory agents. These findings point the way to future challenges in cardiac fibroblast biology and pharmacotherapy. This article was published in Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol and referenced in Journal of Bioengineering & Biomedical Science

Relevant Expert PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords