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Posted on: 28 July 2014
Postpartum Akt activation is detrimental for the peripartum heart as it lowers anti-oxidative defence and in combination with low STAT3 conditions, accelerate cardiac inflammation and fibrosis. PRL and its cleaved 16 kDa form are central for Akt-induced PPCM, as indicated by the protection from the disease by PRL blockade.
Posted on: 28 January 2010
Although cardiovascular disease and its major component, heart disease, exists in epidemic proportions in Western developed countries, it is also an increasing problem in Africa, contributing to significant morbidity and premature mortality in vulnerable populations.
Posted on: 1 January 2008
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital services the 1.1 million black African community of Soweto, South Africa.