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"Defective" But Beneficial Gene May Bring About Novel Ways To Clear Arterial Plaque Buildup

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February 17, 2000
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Members of a family from Limone, Italy, have been virtually immune to cholesterol-related heart problems and strokes, thanks to a mutant gene discovered in the 1980s. This mutant gene, referred to as the apolipoprotein A-1 Milano gene, and commonly shortened to apo A-1 Milano, may lead to major changes in the prevention and treatment of clogged arteries that lead to heart attacks and strokes. Limited human studies are expected to begin at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center during the second or third quarter of 2000.

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