Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 22 October 2003
Quench a Burning Heart
Cardiac protein stanches inflammation and stymies heart failure
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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