Statin-induced apoptosis and skeletal myopathy.

@article{Dirks2006StatininducedAA,
  title={Statin-induced apoptosis and skeletal myopathy.},
  author={A. Dirks and K. Jones},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Cell physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={291 6},
  pages={
          C1208-12
        }
}
  • A. Dirks, K. Jones
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • American journal of physiology. Cell physiology
  • Over 100 million prescriptions were filled for statins (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors) in 2004. Statins were originally developed to lower plasma cholesterol in patients with hypercholesterolemia and are the most effective drugs on the market in doing so. Because of the discovered pleiotropic effects of statins, the use has expanded to the treatment of many other conditions, including ventricular arrythmias, idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, cancer, osteoporosis… CONTINUE READING

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