Substance in Humans is Effective Fighting Stroke Damage
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A molecular substance that occurs naturally in humans and rats was found to “substantially reduce” brain damage after an acute stroke and contribute to a better recovery, according to a newly released animal study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.
The research is in Stroke. (full access paywall)
Research: “Combination Treatment With N-Acetyl-Seryl-Aspartyl-Lysyl-Proline and Tissue Plasminogen Activator Provides Potent Neuroprotection in Rats After Stroke” by Zhang L, Chopp M, Teng H, Ding G, Jiang Q, Yang XP, Rhaleb NE, and Zhang ZG. in Stroke. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.004399
Image: Researchers discovered the peptide AcSDKP provides neurological protection when administered one to four hours after the onset of an ischemic stroke. This illustrative image shows how an ischemic stroke can occur in the brain and is not connected to the research. Credit National Heart Lung and Blood Insitute/NIH.