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Cortex - Life Sciences Insights

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Regulating High Cholesterol-A Never Ending Challenge

Researchers from Harvard identified a new protein, Nrf1, which regulates high cholesterol by binding directly to it. This binding prompts a series of processes in the cell that curb inflammation and stimulate cholesterol removal. 

Harvard University researchers have identified a protein that helps keep cellular cholesterol levels under control. They call it a “molecular guardian” and it could become a target in the treatment of disorders that involve cholesterol metabolism.


life science, ipt, usa, cholesterol, harvard