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Yale discovery suggests protein may play a role in severe asthma
Date:11/14/2007

ofessor of immunobiology, and senior author of the study, said the findings are among the first to define a parameter for asthma that can be assessed with a blood test.

This may allow us to identify a subpopulation of patients with severe asthma and give us insights into the biologic processes that make the disease so severe in these individuals, Elias said. Our studies also have demonstrated that eliminating YKL-40 decreases specific types of tissue inflammationwhich could be of particular benefit to asthmatic patients with an elevated level of this protein.


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