Collagen Stiffness Plays Role In Asthma

Collagen Stiffness Plays Role in Asthma

Increased stiffness causes airway smooth muscle cells to constrict without inflammation A new study finds that manipulating the stiffness of the collagen-based support structure of airway cells could lead to a new treatment for asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. It was chosen as an APSselect article for June. Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects more than 300 million people across the globe. People with…

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