Preventing Certain Type of Cell Death May Help Treat COPD

Preventing Certain Type of Cell Death May Help Treat COPD

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Preventing Certain Type of Cell Death May Help Treat COPD

Preventing a specific type of cell death, called necroptosis, may provide a new way of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to data from a recent study. Patients with COPD have elevated levels of necroptosis, the study revealed. Stopping that type of cell death leads to significant reductions both in chronic airway inflammation and in lung damage, the researchers said. Titled “Necroptosis Signalling Promotes Inflammation, Airway Remodelling and Emphysema in COPD,” the study was…

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