Peptide May Prevent PAH, Rat Study Finds

Peptide May Prevent PAH, Rat Study Finds

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Peptide May Prevent PAH, Rat Study Finds

A peptide — a short chain of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins — called BPC 157 may prevent or counteract pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and its complications, according to a preclinical study in a rat model of the disease. The findings suggest that BPC 157 may be worth investigating as a potential treatment for PAH. The study, “Stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157 therapy for monocrotaline-induced pulmonary hypertension in rats leads to prevention and…

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