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Potential role for statins in sickle cell disease.
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PMID:  23281161     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The complex pathophysiology of sickle cell disease (SCD) is remarkably similar to that observed in other chronic vascular diseases and involves multiple biologic pathways triggered by ischemia reperfusion injury, coagulation activation, and inflammation. Statins are potent lipid-lowering agents commonly used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Independent of their lipid lowering effect, statins have been shown to down-regulate inflammatory mediators and endothelial adhesion molecules, reduce tissue factor expression and restore nitric oxide bioavailability. The pleiotropic effects of statins make these agents attractive therapeutic candidates for SCD. This article reviews available evidence for the potential role of statins in SCD. Pediatr Blood Cancer © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Authors:
Soheir S Adam; Carolyn Hoppe
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric blood & cancer     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1545-5017     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Blood Cancer     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101186624     Medline TA:  Pediatr Blood Cancer     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. soheir.adam@duke.edu.
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