RAGE Protein May Be Biomarker for IPF Prognosis, Diagnosis

RAGE Protein May Be Biomarker for IPF Prognosis, Diagnosis

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RAGE Protein May Be Biomarker for IPF Prognosis, Diagnosis

A protein called RAGE may be a useful biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a recent study suggests. RAGE levels were found to be decreased in the lungs of IPF patients, and in those of mice used to model the human disease. Meanwhile, the levels of fibrotic, or tissue scarring, markers were increased in both patients and animals in the study. The study, “Reduced receptor for advanced glycation end products…

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