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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 22 September 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 38, p. nf87
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.38.nf87]

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Acid Trip

Blocking pH-sensitive calcium channels prevents stroke damage

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/38/nf87

Abstract: Acid burns brains that suffer strokes, and a new study suggests why. The work identifies a channel protein that unleashes a dangerous calcium torrent when pH drops. Drugs that cinch up the channel might help save the brains of stroke patients.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Acid Trip. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (38), nf87 (2004).

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