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BACKGROUND Endotrophin, a collagen type VI–derived peptide, mediates metabolic dysregulation, inflammation, and fibrosis in animal models, but has not been studied in human heart failure (HF). METHODS We examined the association between circulating endotrophin and outcomes in participants sufferi...
September 21, 2022
Chirinos JA, Zhao L, Reese-Petersen AL, Cohen JB, Genovese F, Richards AM, Doughty RN, Diez J, Gonzalez A, Querejeta R, Zamani P, Nunez J, Wang Z, Ebert C, Kammerhoff K, Maranville J, Basso M, Qian C, Rasmussen DKG, Schafer PH, Seiffert D, Karsdal MA, Gordon DA, Ramirez-Valle F, Cappola TP
Increased turnover of extracellular matrix proteins is seen in many different diseases and is an underlying and driving feature of pathogenesis. An increased ratio of formation over degradation of extracellular matrix proteins, such as collagens, leads to accumulation of proteins in the tissues, ult...