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Loss of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 exacerbates myocardial injury via activation of the CTGF-fractalkine signaling pathway.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Publication Date
Volume
77
Issue
12
Pages
2997–3006
Identifiers
PMID: 24161906
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Loss of ACE2 exacerbates AngII-mediated inflammation, myocardial injury and dysfunction in ACE2-deficient hearts via activation of the CTGF-FKN-ERK and MMP signaling. ACE2 gene may represent a potential candidate to prevent and treat myocardial injury and heart diseases.

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