Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. Reports Positive Results on MANF Neuroprotective Properties Demonstrated in Preclinical Study in China
6/19/2013 10:34:17 AM
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), a biotechnology company discovering and developing treatments and diagnostics for diseases associated with neurodegeneration and apoptosis, announces that positive neuroprotective properties for the Company’s MANF therapeutic were reported in a preclinical research study conducted by the Department of Orthopaedics at Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, in Jinan, China. Specifically, a published abstract of the study concluded, “These findings demonstrate that MANF shows the potential to alleviate cell damage and inflammation in rat primary astrocytes by suppressing ER (endoplasmic reticulum) stress, indicating that MANF plays an important role in astrocyte inflammation and functioning and may suggest a promising strategy for neuroprotection in the central nervous system.”
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