The crucial role of calcium ion channels...

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The crucial role of calcium ion channels...

Postby rainer » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:33 pm

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"Since mast cells are also known to contribute to the progression of several other debilitating diseases, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer, an inhibitor of the CRAC channel could, in the future, help in slowing the progression of these diseases as well as alleviate disease symptoms."
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Postby rainer » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:16 pm

Hmm...

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Neurology/ParkinsonsDisease/tb/8281

Calcium Channel Blockers Linked to Reduced Parkinson's Risk

By Judith Groch, Senior Writer, MedPage Today
Published: February 07, 2008

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 7 -- Patients who've used calcium channel blockers long term to treat hypertension got a small bonus in the form of Parkinson's disease protection, an observational study found.

The risk was lowered 23% compared with Parkinson's patients who didn't take the drugs, Christoph R. Meier, Ph.D., of University Hospital Basel, and colleagues reported online in the Feb. 6 issue of Neurology.
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