Grant number: 344801 | Funding period: 2006 - 2007



The prevalence of heart disease and stroke is increasing in the affluent world. These disorders are due to a narrowing of arteries due to clot formation, thereby reducing available blood supply to the heart and brain. Blood vessel occlusion is due a combination of clot formation initiated by platelet clumping, and inflammation surrounding the vessel wall. Drugs that prevent the clumping of platelets on the inner lining of the blood vessels play an important role in the prevention and treatment of heart attack and stroke. The currently available drugs are not universally effective and their use is often limited by adverse reactions. In this submission, we propose to investigate the efficiency..

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