A bioactive molecule may protect against congestive heart failure after heart attacks

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09/13/2017 01:11 PM EDT

Ganesh Halade

Researchers show that giving mice a form of the fatty acid-derived bioactive molecule called lipoxin improved heart function after a heart attack, as the lipoxin prompted early activation of the resolving phase of the immune response without altering the acute phase.

Full story at http://www.uab.edu/news/innovation/item/8659-a-bioactive-molecule-may-protect-against-congestive-heart-failure-after-heart-attacks

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

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