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Galectin-3 mediates aldosterone-induced vascular fibrosis

Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology | 3 Nov 2012

L Calvier, M Miana, P Reboul, V Cachofeiro, E Martínez-Martínez, RA de Boer, F Poirier, P Lacolley, F Zannad, P Rossignol and N López-Andrés
Abstract
Aldosterone (Aldo) is involved in arterial stiffness and heart failure, but the mechanisms have remained unclear. Galectin-3 (Gal-3), a β-galactoside-binding lectin, plays an important role in inflammation, fibrosis, and heart failure. We investigated here whether Gal-3 is involved in Aldo-induced vascular fibrosis.
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Cholesterol, Heart, Aldosterone, Blood pressure, Blood vessel
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