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New target for treating heart failure identified by Penn Medicine researchers
June 11, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Changes in cellular struts called microtubules (MT) can affect the stiffness of diseased human heart muscle cells and reversing these modifications can lessen the stiffness and improve the beating strength of these cells isolated from transplant patients with heart failure. Investigators aim to develop therapies that seek out the damaged MTs to reverse their harmful influence.Full Story
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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