Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids - Novel mechanism and pharmacological therapy of chronic renocardiac syndrome

Hui Huang, Jie Chen, Tianxin Lin, Tong Wang, Yi Tang, Yanbin Dong, Jingfeng Wang

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Cardiorenal syndromes were defined and classified recently, but the mechanism of chronic renocardiac syndrome remains disputed. Theories about chronic renocardiac syndrome cannot offer a convincing explanation for it. As a result, the current therapies of chronic renocardiac syndrome do not contribute to a satisfied prognosis. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids, the products of arachidonic acid metabolized by cytochrome P450 enzymes, play an important role in the maintenance of renal hemodynamics, and regulation of renal, cardiac, and vascular function with antihypertensive and anti-inflammatory properties. It is well documented that down-regulation of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids might be involved in alterations in various pathophysiological states, including hypertension, uremia and hepatorenal syndrome. Likewise, epoxyeicosatrienoic acids were reduced in heart failure and renal dysfunction. This leads to the proposed hypothesis that epoxyeicosatrienoic acids down-regulation may be the novel mechanism of chronic renocardiac syndrome. These findings suggest that manipulation of epoxyeicosatrienoic acid levels could be a novel pharmacological therapy strategy for chronic renocardiac syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-552
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2011

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