Molecular guardian defends cells, organs against excess cholesterol

Posted by on November 16, 2017 5:27 pm
Categories: health

Medical researchers have illuminated a critical player in cholesterol metabolism that acts as a molecular guardian in cells to help maintain cholesterol levels within a safe, narrow range. Known as Nrf1, it both senses and responds to excess cholesterol, and could represent a potential new therapeutic target in a multitude of diseases where cholesterol metabolism is disrupted.

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