From Wine to New Drugs: A Novel Way to Reduce Damage from Heart Attacks

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 18:50 in Health & Medicine

An alcohol-busting enzyme may help prevent heart attack damage, according to a new study in Science. Researchers report that aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), an enzyme important for processing alcohol in the human body, clears harmful toxins produced in cells when blood flow is blocked in the heart--and a new drug can switch it on. [More]

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