Discovery of protein that promotes atherosclerosis [Nat Commun]

Researchers at the University of Tsukuba have discovered that the protein which regulates gene expression “MafB” exacerbates the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis by inhibiting the apoptosis of macrophages, a type of white blood cell. The team of investigators from the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, WPI-IIIS, and the Life Science Center, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA), University of Tsukuba, includes Michito Hamada, Megumi Nakamura and Satoru Takahashi

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