Vascular calcification: the role of microRNAs.

  title={Vascular calcification: the role of microRNAs.},
  author={Stelina Alkagiet and Konstantinos Tziomalos},
  journal={Biomolecular concepts},
  volume={8 2},
Vascular calcification represents the deposition of calcium phosphate salts in the tunica media of the vascular wall. It occurs during aging but is accelerated and pronounced in patients with diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and established cardiovascular disease. Due to the loss of elasticity of the vessel wall, vascular calcification might… CONTINUE READING