Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares and Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBM-CSIC-UAM) have discovered that the nitric oxide (NO) pathway is overactivated in the aortas of mice and patients with Marfan Syndrome and that the activity of this pathway causes the aortic aneurysms that characterize this disease.

This discovery has important implications for patients with this syndrome, because these molecules could be used as biomarkers for disease monitoring, and we are now studying their potential as prognostic indicators. 


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