In a major breakthrough in medical sciences, the Max Planck Institute has discovered the cure for pulmonary blood pressure that leads to cardiac arrests. Untill then, the cure for the disease was unknown.
Several treatments were though available for the pulmonary blood pressure but no certain permanent cure was known for the disease that is characterised by excessive uncontrolled cell division in blood vessels making its walls thicker. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood through the vessels.
A research team of Max Planck found a protein named Fox01 that plays a crucial role in division of cells in the walls of blood vessels. The patients with pulmonary hypertension faces uncontrolled cell division, while the newly found protein Fox01 controlled cell division cell division and thereby essentially stalled pulmonary hypertension.
Explaining about the achievement, Dr Pullamsetti explained, “The vessel walls of pulmonary arteries are constantly being renewed. A complex interplay of many factors normally ensures that the ratio between dividing and dying cells is balanced”.
“In patients with pulmonary hypertension FoxO1 is not sufficiently active so that the activity of various genes is not properly controlled”, said head of the research team.
“Although a lot of children and elders die due to this disease awareness about it started increasing in India only recently,” she added.