Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a genetic disease, characterized by thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA), which treatment is to date purely surgical. Understanding of novel molecular targets is mandatory to unveil effective pharmacological approaches. Cyclophilin A (CyPA) and its receptor EMMPRIN are associated with several cardiovascular diseases, including abdominal aortic aneurysm. Here, we envisioned the contribution of CyPA/EMMPRIN axis in MFS-related TAA.
Perrucci GL, Rurali E, Corlianò M, Balzo M, Piccoli M, Moschetta D, Pini A, Gaetano R, Antona C, Egea G, Fischer G, Malešević M, Alamanni F, Cogliati E, Paolin A, Pompilio G, Nigro P. Cyclophilin A/EMMPRIN Axis Is Involved in Pro-Fibrotic Processes Associated with Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm of Marfan Syndrome Patients. Cells 2020 Jan 8;9(1). pii: E154. doi: 10.3390/cells9010154.