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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 926567, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/926567
Review Article

Transcriptome and Molecular Endocrinology Aspects of Epicardial Adipose Tissue in Cardiovascular Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

1Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Osteoporosis Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 5th floor Shariati Hospital, North Kargar Avenue, Tehran 1411413137, Iran
3Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Nutrition, and Diabetes, Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Received 6 June 2015; Revised 20 September 2015; Accepted 7 October 2015

Academic Editor: Kazuhiko Kotani

Copyright © 2015 Zhila Maghbooli and Arash Hossein-nezhad. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Additional information about methods; study inclusion criteria, data extraction form (including description of specific genes, case definition and diagnosis, and differentially expressed Genes), and study quality assessment form (PRIMARK assessment tool) was described in Appendix S1. Characteristics of all studies included in the systematic review were listed in S1 Table. Differentially expressed genes in epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) of patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and/or cardiometabolic risk factors were listed S2 Table.

  1. Supplementary Material