Introduction: What they say
What we say:
Given that: (1) cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide; (2) Dilated cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of Heart failure; (3) in India, in 2004, 14.6 lakhs deaths (14% of total deaths) were due to ischemic heart disease; and (4) the global economic cost spent in the treatment of cardiovascular disease in 2011 was little more than 10 billion US dollars, there is an urgent need to find: (i) a way to induce regeneration of adult cardiomyocytes that were lost in Myocardial patients; (ii) a cheaper alternative to the existing expensive drugs; and (iii) a side-effect-free natural product-based drug.
From research findings to therapeutic opportunity:
This study suggests, for the first time, a Natural product–based cardiac rejuvenation therapy.
This study suggests, for the first time, that Methyl 3,5-dicaffeoyl quinate (MDQ), by increasing the expression of its target gene, it may suppress the expression of tumor suppressor and the ageing marker INK4a/p16. Thereby, it may: (1) inhibit cardiac senescence; (2) increase of regenerative potential in aged tissues; and (3) improve ventricular dimensions and contractility. By treating myocardial patients with Methyl 3,5-dicaffeoyl quinate (MDQ), one may prevent Dilated cardiomyopathy and ageing-associated (or, stress-associated) decline in cardiac function.
Thus, pharmacological formulations encompassing “Methyl 3,5-dicaffeoyl quinate (MDQ) or its analogues“ may be used to inhibit dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
Details of the research findings:
Idea Proposed/Formulated by: Dr L Boominathan Ph.D.
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Undisclosed information: How Methyl 3,5-dicaffeoyl quinate (MDQ) suppresses the expression of tumor suppressor p16(INK4a).
Citation: Boominathan, L., Cardiac rejuvenation therapy: Methyl 3,5-dicaffeoyl quinate (MDQ), a flavonoid glucoside found in Castor-aralia (kalopanax-pictus), Salicornia herbacea L., Aster oharai and Solidago virga-aurea var. gigantean, suppresses tumor suppressor INK4a/p16 expression, and inhibits dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure via up regulation of its target gene, 18/November/2015, 7.04 am, Genome-2-Bio-Medicine Discovery center (GBMD), http://genomediscovery.org
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