Varicose Veins, Retinal Tears and Deep Vein Thrombosis, New Insights into the Causes from Adams Disease


Adams disease is the consequence of overly active transient receptor potential cation channels (TRP). This case report presents a patient suffering from multiple vascular problems and may provide new insights into the causes of venous problems. Endothelial and smooth muscle cells in veins contain TRP. These channels when activated excessively result in calcium accumulation, oxygen radical formation and apoptosis of endothelial and smooth muscle cells. The death of critical cells in vein valves, may lead to varicose veins. The loss of endothelial cells in venules may lead to retinal tears. Damage to vein walls may lead to a deep vein thrombosis. Transient receptor potential cation channels may be new drug targets of interest in the treatment or prevention of these conditions.

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Adams Jr., J. (2015) Varicose Veins, Retinal Tears and Deep Vein Thrombosis, New Insights into the Causes from Adams Disease. Open Journal of Apoptosis, 4, 59-61. doi: 10.4236/ojapo.2015.43006.

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