Vasohibin-1 Levels May Serve as Biomarker for Lung, Skin Scarring

Vasohibin-1 Levels May Serve as Biomarker for Lung, Skin Scarring

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Vasohibin-1 Levels May Serve as Biomarker for Lung, Skin Scarring

Higher-than-normal blood levels of the vasohibin-1 protein are associated with a greater risk of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and skin scarring among people with scleroderma, a study suggests. The researchers said their findings show that vasohibin-1 is “a potential marker” for lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis in scleroderma. The study, “Serum vasohibin‐1 levels: a potential marker of dermal and pulmonary fibrosis in systemic sclerosis,” was published in the journal Experimental Dermatology. In scleroderma, also…

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