Published: 28 May 2021
Vascular smooth muscle biology is increasingly exploited as an interventional target in vascular disease. Vascular smooth muscle Notch3-Rho kinase-cGMP interaction has been implicated in brain and peripheral arteriopathy in CADASIL. In the present commentary, we discuss the potential implications for other, more common non-atherosclerotic microvascular diseases: INOCA and HFpEF. The relation to mechanotransduction, to cellular senescence and to sGC activators as potential intervention agents are described.
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