Published in Law and Health Weekly, April 2nd, 2005
"The 12/15-lipoxygenase (12/15-LO) pathway is activated in diabetes mellitus (DM), increasing 12(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (12-HETE). We showed that a 12-LO inhibitor, cinnamyl-3,4-dihydroxy-alpha-cyanocinnamate (CDC) inhibited 12/15-LO activity in vivo and assessed the efficacy of another 12/15-LO inhibitor, N-benzyl-N-hydroxy-5-phenylpentamidine (BHPP), to diminish urinary 12-HETE and ameliorate diabetic nephropathy (DN) over 4 months. Rats studied were control (C, n=8), DM (n=6), and rats injected with BHPP (C + BHPP, n=4) and (DM + BHPP, n=5)," researchers in the United States...
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