Coronary artery disease (CAD) that results from lesions of the vascular wall is a major cause of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke. A human pedigree with a predisposition to CAD and MI has been shown to harbor a mutation in the MEF2A transcription factor. These findings reveal a new function for this regulator of cardiovascular development and raise intriguing questions about the underlying mechanisms of CAD.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Science of aging knowledge environment : SAGE KE|
|State||Published - Dec 3 2003|
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