The role of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids in the cardiovascular system

L. Yang*, K. Mäki-Petäjä, J. Cheriyan, C. McEniery, I. B. Wilkinson

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There is increasing evidence suggesting that epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) play an important role in cardioprotective mechanisms. These include regulating vascular tone, modulating inflammatory responses, improving cardiomyocyte function and reducing ischaemic damage, resulting in attenuation of animal models of cardiovascular risk factors. This review discusses the current knowledge on the role of EETs in endothelium-dependent control of vascular tone in the healthy and in subjects with cardiovascular risk factors, and considers the pharmacological potential of targeting this pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-44
Number of pages17
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • cardiovascular system
  • epoxyeicosatrienoic acids
  • soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitor
  • vascular tone


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