Hypertension drug may delay onset, reduce severity of MS

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Hypertension drug may delay onset, reduce severity of MS

Postby MSUK » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:29 am

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People suffering from multiple sclerosis may benefit if patent-pending research conducted at Purdue University shows that a decades-old drug approved by the FDA to treat hypertension also delays the onset and reduces the severity of MS symptoms.

Purdue professor Riyi Shi is examining the effects of hydralazine on acrolein, a compound that can affect the central nervous system and damage nerve cells. Acrolein reacts with proteins and lipids that make up cells, including neurons. Hydralazine sequesters acrolein and acrolein-protein compounds, leading to their expulsion from the body.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1397
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