Navigation Links
Leeches Provide Clues Regarding The Prevention Of Heart Disease

Cardiovascular diseases have now become common place owing to the wide scale industrialization and subsequent// change in life style. Time and over again, scientists have been working on ways to prevent or treat heart ailments without surgical intervention. The results of a recent research have recently confirmed that leeches could be used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

The leeches have added to the biomedical interest by showing that it contains an extensive list of new potential molecules that may become useful tools. There has been an increasing tendency to turn towards blood-feeding invertebrates as a source for drugs and lead compounds to treat cardiovascular disease because these animals have evolved highly efficient mechanisms to feed on their hosts by blocking blood coagulation.

Most heart attacks and strokes are associated with a blocked artery and in a majority of the cases; blood clots may cause the blockage of blood vessels supplying the heart, leading to heart disease. Furthermore, people with cardiovascular disease typically have an increased tendency to form blood clots, and a decreased ability to dissolve clots before they can do any damage. Therefore, compounds interrupting the blood coagulation cascade may inhibit thrombus development as well.

The researchers have identified and analyzed peptides and small proteins in the saliva of the medical leech Hirudo medicinalis for their ability to bind to molecules called serine proteases. These molecules have the ability to prevent coagulation or clotting of blood.

Of the nearly 2,000 molecules the researches screened, more than 75 of them interacted specifically with the fixed target and 16 of these binding molecules were isolated and subsequently characterized as new inhibitors that had potential to be used as drugs in treating cardiovascular disease.

Although these newly discovered molecules are a long way from being used to treat cardiovasc
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Leeches help in tissue transfer
2. Drug Spironolactone Provides Renal And Cardioprotection In Diabetic Patients
3. Neurobiology Provides Answers To Block Memory-Related Drug Cravings
4. Reliance Infocomm Tied With Apollo To Provide Telemedicine Services
5. Apollo Hospitals Short-listed to Provide Diagnostics in the UK
6. Reindeer Provide Valuable Insights Into Sleep Disorders
7. London Hospital Provides Specialized Care For Pregnant Women
8. CNIC To Provide Funds To Mount Sinai School
9. Clean Blades To Be Provided To Self-Harmers
10. Breastfeeding Provides Added Protection To Babies
11. Court Orders Private Hospitals To Provide Free Treatment For The Poor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Leeches Provide Clues Regarding The Prevention Heart Disease

(Date:9/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Ticket Down is ... tickets. This popular ticket exchange is offering their customer ... is nearing that next step in the entertainment business. The ... in the music and entertainment business, but is closing in ... straight No. 1 album, will hit the road next year ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The avian flu that ... could be spread through respiratory drops and therefore poses ... study. Although no human illnesses have been linked ... Children,s Research hospital have discovered natural mutations to the ... travel through the air in droplets. Current seasonal ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... York, New York (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 ... power morcellators ( http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/ ) in gynecological ... that yet another insurer has announced plans to ... statement posted on its website last month, Harrisburg, ... procedures effective November 1, 2014. The insurer said ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... PA (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 "As a ... in their tanks," said an inventor from Tamaqua, Pa. "The ... mounted on the backs of their chairs. My invention enables ... developed the Kam Oxygen Sensor to make it easier to ... that the user knows when the tank is low. It ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 2014 RBSEO Services, which has occupied ... has announced it provides an affordable website SEO (Search ... This announcement would benefit those new and old businesses ... cannot afford to pay a big amount for their ... their websites in top search results for their business ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in Chicago/Rosemont, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City Go On Sale Today 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in Chicago/Rosemont, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City Go On Sale Today 3Health News:Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People 2Health News:As Power Morcellator Concerns Grow, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Another Insurer’s Decision to Drop Coverage for Uterine Morcellation 2Health News:As Power Morcellator Concerns Grow, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Another Insurer’s Decision to Drop Coverage for Uterine Morcellation 3Health News:RBSEO Services Announces Affordable Website SEO Service at Only $175 2
... CHICAGO Results of clinical research on new presbyopia treatments ... the United Stateswere reported in today,s Scientific Program of ... Ophthalmology (AAO) and Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology ... comprehensive ophthalmic education conference and is in session October ...
... the world of business-performance experts and baseball talent scouts, ... to find a way to measure the productivity of ... findings the most recent issue of Science Translational ... contributions of individual scientists, judging the effectiveness of team ...
... By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, ... average, untrained person can still save a life by focusing ... Heart Association. The simplified form of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or ... -- and the oxygen in the blood -- flowing to ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- ... non-heart surgery had a higher risk of death in the ... found. And, patients who hadn,t been diagnosed with diabetes ... higher risk of death in the year after a surgical ...
... cancers can be divided into different subtypes based on ... protein to which the female hormone estrogen binds; that ... tumors have a worse outlook than those with ER-positive ... characterized as basal-like are the most aggressive and difficult ...
... American descent Latinas - from using cancer screening ... Dr. Linda Gallo from San Diego State University in ... are pessimistic about preventive health practices and disease outcomes ... breast and colorectal cancer. The research is published online ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New vision correction options for baby boomers 2Health News:New vision correction options for baby boomers 3Health News:New vision correction options for baby boomers 4Health News:Is team science productive? 2Health News:Is team science productive? 3Health News:New CPR Guidelines Emphasize Compressions First 2Health News:New CPR Guidelines Emphasize Compressions First 3Health News:Even Well-Controlled Diabetes May Present Post-Surgery Risk 2Health News:Even Well-Controlled Diabetes May Present Post-Surgery Risk 3Health News:Latinas: 'Cancer was just meant to be' 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Today, iHealth Lab Inc. announced it has ... for its first institutional round of funding. The strategic ... reach, accelerate growth and innovation, and invest in additional ... Xiaomi Ventures will join iHealth,s board of directors, bringing ... ecommerce. "We are very pleased to have ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , September 19, 2014 ... has announced the addition of the ... to their offering.      (Logo: ... been broadly classified into wide categories based ... for the treatment of different gynecological conditions ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Ill. , Sept. 19, 2014  The board ... ) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.42 per ... Nov. 17, 2014 to stockholders of record at the ... About AbbVie AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company ... mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:iHealth Raises $25 Million to Fuel Growth and Global Market Share 2Global Gynecological Devices Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Boston Scientific, CooperSurgical, Ethicon, Hologic, Medtronic, Olympus and Stryker 2Global Gynecological Devices Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Boston Scientific, CooperSurgical, Ethicon, Hologic, Medtronic, Olympus and Stryker 3
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Global Microscopes Industry ... the worldwide markets for Microscopes in US$ Million ... Microscopes, and Scanning Probe Microscopes. The report also ...
... StemCyte, Inc. announces the launch of www.cordbloodtv.com , ... offers this comprehensive educational tool that allows audiences worldwide ... blood banking options and the latest in medical research ... "StemCyte is pleased to offer our worldwide ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 2Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 3Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 4Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 5Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 6Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 7Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 8Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 9Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 10Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 11Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 12Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 13Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 14Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 15Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 16Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 17Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 18Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 19Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 20Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 21Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 22StemCyte Launches CordBloodTV 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: