Unique Gene Finding Related to COPD, Asthma, and Certain Cancers


Novel treatments for pulmonary conditions, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), may be in the cards with new research findings.

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL) discussed their study highlighting a protein linked to mucus production in eLife.

Published on March 17, investigators documented calcium-activated chloride channel regulator 1 (CLCA1), a protein which came into interest two decades ago but until now was misclassified as a chloride channel.

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