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Turning Off Key Piece Of Genetic Coding Eliminates Toxic Effect Of Statins
2012-07-09 17:08:26

Study Sheds Light on Cholesterol and Bile Metabolism in the Liver In research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association and published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, Saint Louis University investigator Ángel Baldán, Ph.D., found that the microRNA miR-33 plays a key role in regulating bile metabolism. Further, the research suggests that, in an animal model, the manipulation of this microRNA can improve the liver toxicity that can...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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