RNAs in Brain and Heart Diseases.
- Cardiovascular Research Unit
In the era of single-cell analysis, one always has to keep in mind the systemic nature of various diseases and how these diseases could be optimally studied. Comorbidities of the heart in neurological diseases as well as of the brain in cardiovascular diseases are prevalent, but how interactions in the brain-heart axis affect disease development and progression has been poorly addressed. Several brain and heart diseases share common risk factors. A better understanding of the brain-heart interactions will provide better insights for future treatment and personalization of healthcare, for heart failure patients' benefit notably. We review here emerging evidence that studying noncoding RNAs in the brain-heart axis could be pivotal in understanding these interactions. We also introduce the Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences RNAs in Brain and Heart Diseases-EU-CardioRNA COST Action.