Study Points to ABCC1 as Potential Therapy Target in COPD, Asthma

Study Points to ABCC1 as Potential Therapy Target in COPD, Asthma

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Study Points to ABCC1 as Potential Therapy Target in COPD, Asthma

A protein called ABCC1 lets a specific signaling molecule leak out of muscle cells in the airways, which may contribute to the airway constriction that makes it harder for people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to breathe, a recent study reported. “This protein has been recognized as important in some diseases, but it has never been defined before in airway diseases, such as asthma and COPD, until now,” Reynold Panettieri, MD, vice…

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