Dimethylarginines and all cause mortality in patients with peripheral arterial disease

University of Aberdeen

Past award

Student: Aleksandra Staniszewska : University of Aberdeen

Year Award Started: 2013

This study aims to evaluate for the first time if endogenous proteins called methyl-arginines present in the blood can act as biomarkers of mortality in patients with hardening of their leg arteries (peripheral arterial disease). These proteins inhibit the production of nitric oxide which regulates the stickiness of the blood and the appropriate functioning of the walls of blood vessels. Patients with peripheral arterial disease have abnormalities in their blood and blood vessels. The ability to identify high risk patients may allow more individual targeted therapy


Research area: Cardiovascular conditions


Professor Julie Brittenden
Institute of Medical Sciences