Degenerative mitral valve dystrophy (MVD) leading to mitral valve prolapse is the most frequent form of MV disease, and there is currently no pharmacological treatment available. The limited understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms leading to MVD limits our ability to identify therapeutic targets. This study aimed to reveal the main pathophysiological pathways involved in MVD via the multimodality imaging and transcriptomic analysis of the new and unique Knock-In (KI) rat model for the FlnA-P637Q mutation associated-MVD.
Reference: Multimodality imaging and transciptomics to phenotype mitral valve dystrophy in a unique knock-in Filamin-A rat model. Delwarde C, Toquet C, Aumond P, Kayvanjoo AH, Foucal A, Le Vely B, Baudic M, Lauzier B, Blandin S, Véziers J, Paul-Gilloteaux P, Lecointe S, Baron E, Massaiu I, Poggio P, Rémy S, Anegon I, Le Marec H, Monassier L, Schott JJ, Mass E, Barc J, Le Tourneau T, Merot J, Capoulade R. Cardiovasc Res. 2022 Aug 24:cvac136.