New Role Of Inflammatory Protein In Polycycstic Kidney Disease Identified, Could Lead To Treatment

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 17:21 in Health & Medicine

Scientists have discovered that a protein previously shown to have a role in inflammation may also have a role in the formation of cysts in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease -- one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases -- and has shown that a drug inhibiting the protein can slow the disease in mice.

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