Antibody blocks inflammation, protects mice from hardened arteries and liver disease

Posted by on June 6, 2018 7:20 pm
Categories: Science

Researchers have discovered that they can block inflammation in mice with a naturally occurring antibody that binds oxidized phospholipids (OxPL), molecules on cell surfaces that get modified by inflammation. Even while on a high-fat diet, the antibody protected the mice from arterial plaque formation, hardening of the arteries and liver disease, and prolonged their lives. The study uncovers new potential therapeutic approach for a number of diseases linked to inflammation, including atherosclerosis, aortic stenosis and hepatic steatosis.

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