Monday, April 20, 2009

Vaccine designed to lower blood pressure

CYT006-AngQb is a vaccine against angiotensin II. The 300 microgram dose of this vaccine has the ability of reducing the blood pressure in pateints of mild to moderate blood pressure. Moreover, it did not cause any serious side effects. (Tissot, A. C., et al.)

References:
Tissot, A. C., et al. (2008). Effect of immunisation against angiotensin II with CYT006-AngQb on ambulatory blood pressure: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled phase IIa study. The Lancet, 371 (9615), 821-827
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