Molecular mechanism behind metabolic disorders identified

June 30th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Washington, June 30 (IANS) Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism in mice that explains why metabolic disorders like blood pressure and diabetes afflict humans. Many of the tens of million worldwide with essential hypertension (BP) later go on to develop diabetes and other complications.

University of California researchers showed that a drug developed for humans was effective in counteracting molecular mechanism in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR), a strain predisposed to develop high BP.

Frank DeLano of University of California and Geert Schmid-Sch

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