Heart Matters

Fortilin and Targeted Molecular Therapy for Preventing Atherosclerosis

January 5, 201515 min
Hosted by: Janet Wright Guest: Ken Fujise Targeted molecular therapy has been successful in cancer therapeutics. How might this approach be applied in cardiology to prevent the development of atherosclerosis? Dr. Ken Fujise, chief of cardiology at University of Texas Medical Branch, where he is also professor of medicine and biochemistry and molecular biology, talks about his preliminary research investigating the role of fortilin in the progression of atherosclerosis and subsequent coronary artery disease. What are the prospects for development of anti-fortilin medication to prevent or slow atherosclerosis? Dr. Janet Wright hosts.   

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