Keeping artery plaques under control

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Keeping artery plaques under control

Postby wolfhnd on May 5th, 2009, 9:03 pm 

Calming a gene called CHOP may stabilize plaques and limit clot formation
By Nathan Seppa ScienceNews

Toning down a gene called CHOP might lessen the risk of arterial plaque ruptures that can cause heart attacks and strokes, according to a study in mice that appears in the May 6 Cell Metabolism.

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