SCTR supported investigators identify Sphingolipid fingerprint that predicts heart disease severity in African American lupus patients

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A team of MUSC researchers report in Frontiers in Immunology that they have identified a type of fat known as a sphingolipid that could predict the severity of heart disease in African American patients with lupus.

The team was led by Samar M. Hammad, Ph.D., associate professor in the MUSC College of Medicine, and the study was funded in part by a pilot project grant from the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute.

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