Published in Cardiovascular Business Week, May 2nd, 2006
"Vasospasm is a prolonged constriction of a cerebral artery that is induced by hemoglobin after SAH. The subarachnoid blood clot also contains the protein haptoglobin, which acts to neutralize hemoglobin," wrote M. Borsody and colleagues, The Detroit Medical Center.
They continued, "Because the haptoglobin alpha gene is dimorphic, a person can expresses only one of three types of haptoglobin (alpha 1-alpha 1, alpha 1-alpha 2, or alpha 2-alpha 2) depending on the alpha subunit genes he or she inherits. Each of these...
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