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Protein Discovery Could Switch Off Cardiovascular Disease

Published: March 12, 2012.
By Queen Mary, University of London
http://www.qmul.ac.uk

Summary

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Surrey have found a protein inside blood vessels with an ability to protect the body from substances which cause cardiovascular disease.

The findings, published online in the journal Cardiovascular Research , have revealed the protein protein pregnane X receptor (PXR) can switch on different protective pathways in the blood vessels. "

"We knew if PXR played similar protective roles in blood vessels to those in the liver, it could protect the vessels from damage caused by harmful substances in the blood.


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