Jun 12， 2019
New University of Alberta research has found a peptide called apelin can reduce abdominal aortic aneurysm, as said in the research paper, in mice model, the abdominal aortic aneurysm is dramastically reduced.
The cardiologist Gavin Oudit who is the leading researcher, hopes to replicate this result in people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Current treatment for aortic aneurysms is limited to behaviour changes like quitting smoking, or surgical repair. There are no medical or pharmaceutical treatments that have been effective at reducing the growth rate of aortic aneurysms, but Oudit is hoping to change that with a synthetic form of apelin that can be delivered to patients intravenously.
Apelin is a peptide naturally found in human organs.
The team is working on it.