Translational Research in Culture: AADAC, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease.Cell Stem Cell. 2020 Jul 02; 27(1):6-7.CS
Many type 2 diabetes patients develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) while some are protected. Toyohara et al. (2020) find that elevated arylacetamide deacetylase (AADAC) expression in vascular smooth muscle cells (dVSMCs) differentiated from patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells is associated with cardioprotection. AADAC overexpression alters multiple dVSMC properties and decreases murine CVD.