gallein


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gallein

[′gal·ē·ən]
(organic chemistry)
C20H10O7 A brown powder or green scales, broken down by heat; used as a pH indicator in the analysis of phosphates in urine and as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes. Also known as anthracene violet; gallin; pyrogallolphthalein.
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In the current study, researchers first tested the compound gallein by administering it one week following cardiac injury in control mice with unaltered expression of GRK2.
Four weeks after the initial cardiac injury, control mice showed signs of significant fibrosis and heart dysfunction, although targeted G??-GRK2 inhibition with gallein offered the animals substantial cardiac functional protection.
Study authors note that in mice that had GRK2 specifically removed from their cardiomyocytes post-injury, gallein treatment demonstrated significant protection of heart function in the animals.