Somewhere over the sex differences rainbow of myocardial infarction remodeling: hormones, chromosomes, inflammasome, oh my

Kristine Y. DeLeon-Pennell, Merry L. Lindsey

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Introduction: Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in both men and women. While women are protected until the onset of menopause, after menopause women have increased risk of adverse cardiovascular disease events. Animal models of myocardial infarction recapitulate many of the sex differences observed in humans, and proteomics evaluations offer mechanistic insights to explain sex differences. Areas covered: In this review, we will discuss how proteomics has helped us understand the hormonal, chromosomal, and immune mechanisms behind sex differences in response to ischemic injury and the development of heart failure. Expert opinion: There are a number of ways in which proteomics has and will continue to facilitate our understanding of sex differences in cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-940
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Review of Proteomics
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - Dec 2 2019



  • inflammation
  • myocardial infarction
  • sex differences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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