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Enzyme may Prevent Heart Muscle Damage Caused by Heart Attack

by Rajashri on  September 12, 2008 at 2:52 PM Research News   - G J E 4
 Enzyme may Prevent Heart Muscle Damage Caused by Heart Attack
An Indiana University School of Medicine researcher, Thomas D. Hurley and Stanford University researchers report that a protein may reduce the damage caused by heart attack.
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The researchers found higher levels of the ALDH2 enzyme in lab rats that were resistant to heart muscle damage caused by heart attack.

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The researchers found that boosting the levels of this enzyme before triggering a heart attack in the mice, reduced heart muscle damage by 60%.

"We've found a totally new pathway for reducing the damage caused by free-radicals, such as the damage that happens during a heart attack," said lead author Dr Daria Mochly-Rosen, a researcher at Stanford University Medical Center.

The details appear in the journal Science.

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