NIH-Supported Study Finds Novel Pathway May Open Doors for New Blood Pressure Treatments – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have made a basic scientific finding in mice that improves the understanding of a metabolic pathway involved with high blood pressure, or hypertension.
Zeldin: Targeting this pathway might lead to new therapies, new treatments for hypertension.
Narrator: Dr. Darryl Zeldin is the Acting Clinical Director at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Zeldin: The study gave us a better understanding of the basic physiology and will lead to additional studies in humans that target this pathway.
Narrator: He explains researchers found that increasing certain proteins in the blood vessels of mice, relaxed the vessels, lowering the animal’s blood pressure. For more information on this study, visit www.niehs.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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