Identification of DKK-1 as a novel mediator of statin effects in human endothelial cells

Scientific Reports

21 November Nov 2018 19 days ago
  • Pontremoli M, Brioschi M, Baetta R, Ghilardi S, Banfi C

This study shows that DKK-1, a member of the Dickkopf family and a regulator of the Wnt pathways, represents a novel target of statins which, through the inhibition of HMG-CoA reductase and of non-steroidal isoprenoid intermediates, exert extra-beneficial effect in preventing atherosclerosis beyond their effect on the lipid profile.

Reference

Pontremoli M, Brioschi M, Baetta R, Ghilardi S, Banfi C. Identification of DKK-1 as a novel mediator of statin effects in human endothelial cells. Sci Rep 2018 Nov 12;8(1):16671. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-35119-7.

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