Pleiotropic (antiatherogenic) effects of PCSK9 inhibition. Yes or not?


Authors: Ubomíra Fábryová
Authors‘ workplace: Metabol KLINIK s. r. o., Ambulancia pre diabetológiu, poruchy látkovej premeny a výživy, Špecializovaná lipidologická ambulancia, MED PED centrum, Bratislava 1;  Biomedicínske centrum SAV, Bratislava 2
Published in: Forum Diab 2019; 8(2): 153-155
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Overview

PCSK9 inhibitors (iPCSK9) prevent the degradation of LDL receptors caused by PCSK9, resulting in not only a substantial reduction (about 60%) of serum LDL-C concentration, but also a clinically significant reduction in acute cardiovascular events. However, the reduction in cardiovascular risk is beyond the expected benefit of LDL-C reduction. Currently, there is a growing evidence on the effect of PCSK9 and PCSK9i on the development of atherosclerosis and also on other metabolic pathways. The pleiotropic effects of PCSK9 inhibition, although not yet fully elucidated at the molecular level, certainly deserve our attention.

Keywords:

alirocumab – atherosclerosis – evolocumab – PCSK9 inhibitors – pleiotropic effects


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