Vitamin D Helped Reduce Lung Fibrosis in IPF Mice

Vitamin D Helped Reduce Lung Fibrosis in IPF Mice

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Vitamin D Helped Reduce Lung Fibrosis in IPF Mice

Vitamin D lessenened lung scarring (fibrosis) in a mouse model of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) by suppressing the activity of the PSAT1 enzyme, and subsequently the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway, a study shows. PSAT1 is an enzyme that links metabolic and amino acid production pathways. The MAPK pathway is involved in several cellular functions, such as metabolism and cell growth, and is activated by inflammatory and stress signals. Amino acids are the building blocks of…

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