Anti-Inflammatory Molecule Shows Promise For Acute Lung Injury

December 1, 2016

A protein produced in low quantities in response to inflammation may help prevent death in people suffering from acute lung injury, research in laboratory mice suggests. “There is currently no cure for acute lung injury, so our discovery of how this protein works, and that it dramatically increased survival for mice in sepsis, is very encouraging,” said Manish Mittal, research assistant professor of pharmacology in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and first author on the paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.