Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 22 October 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 42, p. nw144
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.42.nw144]

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Quench a Burning Heart

Cardiac protein stanches inflammation and stymies heart failure

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2003/42/nw144

Key Words: cardiac fibrosis • cardiomyocytes • apoptosis

Abstract: Like a flame slowly burning through a piece of wood, inflammation gnaws at the heart, sapping its pumping power. A new study suggests that a protective protein fashioned by the heart works by quashing an inflammation-sparking molecule. The finding could guide researchers to treatments that prevent heart failure, the number one cardiac killer among the elderly.

Citation: M. Leslie, Quench a Burning Heart. Sci. SAGE KE 2003 (42), nw144 (2003).

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