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Enzyme Inhibitor Reduces Cardiac Cell Death In Heart Attack

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Caspases are a remarkable and intricately regulated network of enzymes that can trigger cell suicide in animals from yeast and worms to humans. Now, experiments conducted by researchers at Northwestern University Medical School have found that the cardiac cell death that occurs during heart "attack" is caused by activation of several caspases.

CHICAGO --- Caspases are a remarkable and intricately regulated network of enzymes that can trigger cell suicide in animals from yeast and worms to humans. Caspases are known to mediate programmed cell death in a number of diseases, including ischemic brain injury, or stroke.


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