Breaking News: Strokes and GHK's Neuroprotective Effects

Glycine-Histidine-Lysine (GHK) Alleviates Neuronal Apoptosis Due to Intracerebral Hemorrhage via the miR-339-5p/VEGFA Pathway

(Frontiers in Neuroscience - September 2018) 

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The following paper was just published this September | Read for yourself and your family: Glycine-Histidine-Lysine (GHK) Alleviates Neuronal Apoptosis Due to Intracerebral Hemorrhage via the miR-339-5p/VEGFA Pathway

Excerpt: "Although it accounts for approximately 15% of all stroke cases, hemorrhagic stroke is associated with the highest mortality rates among the stroke subtypes, thus representing a major public health concern...

Glycine-histidine-lysine (GHK) is a human tripeptide that enhances wound healing, exerts neuroprotective effects against neurodegenerative disease, and improves tissue regeneration.

This study examined whether GHK can alleviate injury due to intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Briefly, adult Wistar rats in GHK pretreatment groups were injected with GHK (1 or 10 mg/kg, i.p.) every 24 h for 3 days. Water content and intact neurons were detected in the rats 3 days after ICH, and the neurological deficit scores were examined in the rats at 4, 24, 72, and 168 h after ICH...

GHK improved neurological deficits, reduced water content in the brain and inhibited neuronal apoptosis in ICH rats. These findings indicate that GHK may represent a novel therapeutic strategy for ICH."

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Dr. Loren Pickart who has a BA in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco is dedicated to the research and further discussion of biochemistry, science, and health in all its applications.

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