Complex heart surgery may lead to organ dysfunction such as acute kidney injury (AKI) or ischemic stroke. A researcher team led by Aachen University and the Bernhagen lab found that patients with high blood levels of the cytokine MIF had a reduced risk of developing AKI. MIF was protective in experimental AKI by reducing oxidative stress and necroptosis. The study is published in this week’s issue of Sci Transl Med...ALL NEWS
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