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Jun 29, 2017
 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

Hormone tied to treating preeclampsia

In a paper published in Science, researchers at Singapore's Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) show lack of a hormone normally secreted by the placenta in pregnant mice led to preeclampsia symptoms, and treatment with the hormone reversed symptoms.

The authors suggest the hormone, apelin receptor early endogenous ligand (APELA; ELA), could serve as a biomarker and therapeutic to treat hypertension and preeclampsia...

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