Protein Implicated in Emphysema May Be Potential Therapeutic Target

Protein Implicated in Emphysema May Be Potential Therapeutic Target

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Protein Implicated in Emphysema May Be Potential Therapeutic Target

Mice lacking a protein called FCHSD1 were protected from developing emphysema, a severe form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to data from a recent study. Based on these observations, researchers say this protein could serve as a future therapeutic target for COPD. “Our findings may also lead to a specific therapeutic strategy to ameliorate, or even halt, the progression of emphysema by inhibiting FCHSD1,” Takashi Satoh, PhD, the study’s senior author, said in…

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