Study: Protein blocker eases smoking-related lung inflammation in mice

03/18/2010 | Yahoo!

Mice showed a reduction in lung inflammation caused by exposure to cigarette smoke after they were treated with an agent that blocks the activity of a protein called granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor, Australian scientists found. They said the finding might lead to additional ways of treating chronic pulmonary obstructive disease and other conditions related to smoking.

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