Navigation Links
Genetic variant mimics effect of heart failure medications
Date:4/20/2008

A genetic variation, found predominantly in African Americans, protects some people with heart failure, enabling them to live longer than expected. Thats the conclusion of a research team led by investigators at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers found that the genetic variation acts just like beta-blockers, a class of drugs used to treat chronic heart failure. Study results will be available in the online version of Nature Medicine (www.nature.com), on April 20, 2008.

In the study, the researchers found that African American heart failure patients with the genetic variation had a natural protection against death and the need for a heart transplant that is the same as the protection provided by beta-blocker therapy. Those patients who were given beta-blockers did not experience additional benefits from the medications because their own genetic beta blockade was already protecting them.

The researchers say their discovery adds to the accumulating evidence that genetic differences contribute to the way people respond to medications, and should encourage the use of genetic testing in clinical trials to identify people who can benefit from therapy tailored to their personal genetic makeup. This is a significant development in our understanding of why some African American patients appear to not respond to beta-blockers in the same way as Caucasian patients, says one of the studys co-authors, Stephen B. Liggett, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of its cardiopulmonary genomics program. In this case, it seems that this genetic variation is a good thing, mimicking drugs that are frequently use
'/>"/>

Contact: Bill Seiler
bseiler@umm.edu
410-484-7317
University of Maryland Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Does the desire to consume alcohol and tobacco come from our genetic makeup?
2. Diverse genetic abnormalities lead to NF-κB activation in multiple myeloma
3. Many parents at-risk for cancer disclose genetic test results to children
4. Genetics determine optimal drug dose of common anticoagulant
5. Claims of sex-related differences in genetic association studies often not properly validated
6. American College of Medical Genetics responds to new FDA labeling decision for warfarin
7. UNC study questions FDA genetic-screening guidelines for cancer drug
8. Genome study shines light on genetic link to height
9. Selexis Announces Advanced Approach to Maximize Power of Genetic Elements for Rapid Development of High Performance Cell Lines
10. Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring
11. Rutgers Genetics receives $7.8 million for autism research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/18/2014)... , Nov. 18, 2014  The Secure ... Industry Association today jointly announce the formation of ... release of its Identity and Biometric Entry ... The Framework received official support from BORDERPOL, the ... to improve and provide expertise regarding border security, ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... YORK , Nov. 18, 2014   ... identity authentication solutions, and MorphoTrust USA ... and services, today announced a strategic partnership to ... enterprise, motor vehicle administration (MVA), airport screening and ... in identity-related solutions, MorphoTrust serves consumers through a ...
(Date:11/11/2014)... 2014  Forensicon, Inc., a Chicago ... announce the promotion of Yaniv Schiff from ... In Schiff,s new role as Director, he will lead ... forensics examiners and provide leadership within the company,s digital ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141110/157719 Schiff joined Forensicon in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 2Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 3EyeLock, MorphoTrust Form Strategic Partnership to Pursue Commercial Enterprise Deployments 2EyeLock, MorphoTrust Form Strategic Partnership to Pursue Commercial Enterprise Deployments 3Yaniv Schiff Promoted to Director of Digital Forensics at Forensicon, Inc. 2
... Scientists here have made a major discovery that sheds ... natural killer (NK) cells, powerful but somewhat mysterious components ... line of defense against cancer and infectious diseases. , ... are generated in bone marrow, but Michael Caligiuri, director ...
... vanishingly small realm of molecules and atoms may not ... after all. In fact, research at the National Institute ... version of the optical microscope might be able to ... fraction of the wavelength of visible light. , In ...
... Center scientists have discovered a potential new drug that ... one-third of all cancers. The scientists showed they could ... this new compound, called cysmethynil. , Their finding, reported ... the National Academy of Sciences, is the first step ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists identify new model Of NK cell development 2Scientists identify new model Of NK cell development 3Devising Nano Vision for an Optical Microscope 2Newly Discovered Compound Blocks Known Cancer-Causing Protein 2Newly Discovered Compound Blocks Known Cancer-Causing Protein 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... The Activated Carbon Manufacturing industry ... IBISWorld updated its original industry research report. , ... intensified focus on environmental policy. Over the five years ... power plants and a range of other industrial facilities ... Sarah Kahn, “a range of downstream industrial sectors rely ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... December 17, 2014 Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, ... IPN; ADR: IPSEY), today announced that ... as Somatuline®) was approved by the U.S. Food ... gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) in adult patients with ... metastatic disease to improve progression-free survival (PFS). , ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 ... Inc. announces today that it has entered into ... Daniels Midland Company (ADM) to apply DNA2.0’s proprietary ... industrial enzyme engineering process. , “We are extremely ... our ProteinGPS engineering platform. This proprietary bioengineering ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Md. , Dec. 17, 2014 CASI ... company dedicated to the acquisition, development and commercialization of ... for the global market with a primary commercial focus ... it has been granted a Type C meeting with ... the meeting will be held in February 2015.  During ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Activated Carbon Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Has Been Updated from IBISWorld 2Activated Carbon Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Has Been Updated from IBISWorld 3Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 2Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 3Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 4Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 5Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 6Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 7Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 8ADM and DNA2.0 Enter Into Protein Engineering Technology Access and Service Agreement 2CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 2CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 3CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 4CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 5
... Farm Aid , the rock concert designed to shed light (and ... past weekend in Chicago. , ,As indicated by the Chicago ... the American farm is not only a center of production. Its ... The Tribune noted that we all lose something each ...
... Madison, Wis. - Undeterred by a small ... people packed the Madison Overture Center Monday night to hear ... Thomson, who used the forum to outline UW's stem cell ... UW-Medical School, made international headlines in 1998 when he announced ...
... GenTel BioSurfaces, Inc. has launched PATHT HTS, a new ... last week at the microarray industry's annual conference, Chips ... very pleased with the performance of PATH protein microarray ... for GenTel BioSurfaces. "PATH HTS was designed ...
Cached Biology Technology:Farm Aid celebrates 20-year journey, heads back to Illinois roots 2Farm Aid celebrates 20-year journey, heads back to Illinois roots 3Thomson gives a blueprint of UW's stem cell research 2
One-step, microplate or cuvet, turbidometric, linear detection range 0.096 mg/dL to 11.5 mg/dL. Procedure: 5 min....
... sizing single-stranded RNA ranging from 0.5 kb to 10 ... consists of nine bands in even increments (0.5 1 ... to simplify size estimation. The 1.5 kb band is ... and identification of RNA bands on the gel. All ...
Recombinant Mouse Wnt-3a...
Homo sapiens jumping translocation breakpoint...
Biology Products: