Nov 11, 2019

New Potential Treatment for Atherosclerosis Identified

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A team of researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK has identified a protein that plays a key role in the development of atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death worldwide.

The trouble with Tribbles 1

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the protein known as Tribbles 1 (TRIB1) is expressed by macrophage that is linked to the formation of the plaques that clog our arteries and eventually kill us. Macrophages are responsible for removing cellular garbage and other waste from our bodies to keep us healthy, and that includes the insides of our arteries.

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