Lung Loss of MECP2 Linked to Breathing Problems in Mouse Study

Lung Loss of MECP2 Linked to Breathing Problems in Mouse Study

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Lung Loss of MECP2 Linked to Breathing Problems in Mouse Study

The loss of MECP2 protein — defective in most cases of Rett syndrome — in the lungs may result in breathing problems, according to a mouse study. The findings suggest that this may due to altered amounts of fats in the lungs, and could have important implications for treating patients. The researchers found that the use of statins, a type of cholesterol-lowering medication, eased respiratory symptoms and lowered blood levels of fats. “These data implicate…

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