Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The making of mucus in common lung diseases

In the lung, mucus is produced by cells known as goblet cells, which are present in small numbers in the walls of the lungs and airways.

Medical research

How testosterone protects against inflammation

Pharmacists of the University Jena, Germany, and partners have shown that cells from men and women react in a different manner to inflammatory stimuli. They found that in male cells the enzyme phospholipase D is less active ...

Inflammatory disorders

New research defines role of long noncoding RNAs in inflammation

Inflammation and immune system activation are complex processes controlled by elaborate signaling pathways and hundreds of genes that are turned on and off in response to external stimuli such as bacteria or viruses. A class ...

Immunology

Researchers identify new target to treat psoriasis

Sanford-Burnham scientists have identified the B and T Lymphocyte Attenuator (BTLA) inhibitory receptor as a key factor in limiting inflammatory responses, particularly in the skin. The study, published online today in Immunity, ...

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