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Quelling cholesterol pathway fends off brain damage

A molecular pathway known for regulating cholesterol and lipid metabolism is now implicated in stroke (pages 1399–1406). The pathway is bumped up by N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate receptors (NMDARs), which are hyperactivated in stroke and other conditions.

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Figure 1: NMDAR-mediated activation of SREBP in neuronal cells.

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Bengoechea-Alonso, M., Ericsson, J. Quelling cholesterol pathway fends off brain damage. Nat Med 15, 1358–1359 (2009).

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