The heart is one of the most important organs to maintain its health at all times. The heart plays a major role in the human body which if affected by even a tiny percentage will cause a huge difference. This encourages scientists and studies to work on maintain a healthier lifestyle for the heart and keeping it working efficiently.
According to a new study conducted by a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health, there are two main proteins that needs to be available for the heart to help it work in a healthy manner. The study was conducted on mice, which showed the use of two min proteins called glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR). If the concentration of the two proteins was not stable it will cause the formation of heart problems in mice.
The study was led by two PhD holders called Robert Oakley and John Cidlowski from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They published their shocking results in the journal of Science Signaling. Different changes might cause the effect to the protein levels including, stress, diet plans, blood pressure or other disorders.
Dr. Oakley commented on the obtained results saying, “To our surprise the hearts were resistant to heart disease. We propose that since GR and MR cooperate, a better approach is to make a drug that works on both receptors simultaneously. It could help patients with heart disease and prevent subsequent heart diseases.”