Secret alter ego of well-known protein fights leaky blood vessels

Scientists at the Wyss Institute set out to solve the mystery of how the force of blood flowing through arteries and veins helps keep the cells that line them healthy and, to their surprise, discovered a completely new cell signaling pathway involving the well-known transmembrane protein Notch1. Understanding that one protein can play multiple roles allows for the development of more targeted drugs that have fewer vascular side effects and greater efficacy. …read more

Source: EurekAlert

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