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Gene Affecting Platelet Activity Tied to Pathogenesis of CVD

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Researchers found that the messenger RNA of a platelet-related gene was lower in people with CVD than in those without it, suggesting that downregulation of the gene may be associated with CVD pathogenesis. "It's well accepted and well described that platelets are involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and atherothrombosis," Jeffrey S. Berger, MD, cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, told Cardiology Today. more

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