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Inflammation in viral myocarditis: friend or foe?
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PMID:  22726657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Viral myocarditis is an important cause of heart failure for which no specific treatments are available. Direct viral injury to cardiac cells provokes an inflammatory response that significantly contributes to cardiac damage and ensuing morbidity. Despite the central pathogenic role of autoimmune injury, broad inhibition of the inflammatory response does not result in patient benefit. Many preclinical studies collectively emphasize that modulating distinct inflammatory signaling pathways may yield effective viral clearance while preserving cardiac structure. This review aims to provide an overview of the sometimes contrasting observations from experimental viral myocarditis models and to translate the lessons learned into opportunities for future investigations and therapies.
Maarten F Corsten; Blanche Schroen; Stephane Heymans
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in molecular medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-499X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100966035     Medline TA:  Trends Mol Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Center for Heart Failure Research, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
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