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Well-Known Protein Implicated in Fibrosis, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Study


11/21/2012 7:19:42 AM

An international multi-disciplinary research team led by Northwestern Medicine scientists has uncovered a new role for the protein toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in the development of tissue fibrosis, or scarring. This finding, recently reported in the American Journal of Pathology, has implications for the treatment of scleroderma, a condition for which there currently is no effective treatment.

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