MUC5AC Protein May Help Cause Thick, Sticky Mucus in Lungs

MUC5AC Protein May Help Cause Thick, Sticky Mucus in Lungs

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MUC5AC Protein May Help Cause Thick, Sticky Mucus in Lungs

A mucus protein called MUC5AC may contribute to the abnormally thick and sticky mucus that develops in people with respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study shows. “MUC5AC seems to be crucial to the formation of stagnant, thicker mucus we see in pulmonary diseases, such as chronic bronchitis and asthma, and we think it should become a target of drug development for a host of conditions,” Mehmet Kesimer, PhD, professor…

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