Inositol & its Phosphates: Basic Science to Practical Applications


A.K.M. Shamsuddin, Guang-Yu Yang

eISBN: 978-1-68108-007-9, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-68108-008-6

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Inositol and its phosphates are ubiquitous across most life forms, wherein they play important roles in cellular integrity and functio...[view complete introduction]
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Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Diseases

- Pp. 139-148 (10)

A.K.M. Shamsuddin and Guang-Yu Yang


Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease results in serious life threatening conditions such as heart attack, stroke etc. Hypercholesterolemia is a risk factor; studies show that InsP<sub>6</sub> can lower serum cholesterol level. Oxidative damage seems to play an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis as well as in heart attack. Studies show that InsP<sub>6</sub> by virtue of its antioxidant function can prevent or ameliorate some of the deleterious sequel.

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