Cd39 Protects Against Renal Ischaemic-Reperfusion Injury

Grant number: 447706 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009

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Abstract

In many medical settings, such as heart attacks, strokes, transplantation, heart surgery, shock and infection, the blood supply to an organ may be compromised resulting in damage. The cessation of blood flow depletes the organ of oxygen and generates a number of toxic changes. Re-establishing blood flow to the organ is essential to prevent further damage, however the reestablishment of blood flow itself can be harmful to the organ. The return of blood flow, oxygen and energy can actually promote more widespread injury - a process known as ischaemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). A greater understanding of IRI should aid in the development of drugs that minimise its impact. The overall aim of this..

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