05. juli 2019

Carbohydrate in the Heart Seems to Help Regulate Blood Pressure

New research suggests that a particular type of carbohydrate plays an important role in regulating the blood pressure in the human body. This has been shown by researchers from Copenhagen Center for Glycomics and Rigshospitalet in a new study using rats.
The researchers believe that the finding may have a vast potential for improved medications for high blood pressure.

Read press release about the new study.

Read the entire study ‘Discovery of O-glycans on atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) that affect both its proteolytic degradation and potency at its cognate receptor’ in Journal of Biological Chemistry.