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Gene Suggests Asthma Drugs May Ease Cardiovascular Inflammation

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Science  13 Feb 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5660, pp. 941
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5660.941a

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Geneticists have fingered the first common gene associated with a higher risk of both heart attacks and strokes, they reported online this week in Nature Genetics. The gene codes for a protein that is required for the synthesis of potent inflammatory molecules called leukotrienes.