Ohio State University Scientists Identify New Strategy to Fight Deadly Infection in Cystic Fibrosis

Published: Jan 24, 2013

New research suggests that lowering excessive levels of a protein in immune system cells could be a strategy to clear an infection that is deadly to patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Researchers determined that normalizing levels of the protein, called p62, in cells from mice carrying the most common mutation that causes CF will jump-start a natural cellular process that clears away the offending bacteria.

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