Recent findings have suggested glycosylated apolipoprotein J (ApoJ-Glyc) levels to be a marker for the diagnosis of myocardial ischemia. Analysis of this marker was performed in a cohort of patients with chest pain suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (N=404). ApoJ-Glyc serum levels were analyzed with a novel ELISA assay that targets a specific glycosylated variant of ApoJ (ApoJ-GlycA6). It was found that 291 patients were diagnosed as having a nonischemic event, while 113 were classified as having an ischemic event, 33 as STEMI, 48 as non-STEMI, 27 as unstable angina pectoris and 5 as unclassifiable ACS patients.
Neurons are specialized cells with a high metabolic demand to fulfill their function, survive or keep a healthy half-life. In this sense, the anabolism and catabolism of proteins and lipids could be associated to different neurodegenerative diseases. At the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, scientists reported the latest discoveries on neuron metabolic needs at a session on 'Powering Thoughts: The Regulation of Neuronal Energy Metabolism and Mitochondria.'
New and updated preclinical data presented at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer's 37th Annual Meeting in Boston, by: Ankyra, Antengene, Artiva, Asher, Bluesphere, Catamaran, Cellectis, Century, Cytoimmune, Domain, Iconovir, Immunitas, Imugene, Imvax, Triumvira Immunologics, Tscan, Umoja.
Researchers from Totus Medicines Inc. presented preclinical data for the potent and selective covalent inhibitor of phosphoinositide 3-kinase α (PI3Kα), TOS-358, which is being developed for the treatment of cancer.
Increased expression and elevated levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and MMP-9 play a role in impaired cardiac function. These MMPs make for essential targets in the treatment of heart failure, specifically heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).