Tumor-suppressing protein may be novel target in PAH therapy

ATS 2019, Dallas, TX -- In addition to suppressing tumors, the protein tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2) may play a role in preventing or treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), according to research presented at ATS 2019. Researchers found that a deficiency of this protein produced dysfunctional molecules unable to support cell structure and function, resulted in thickening of pulmonary blood vessels and led to PAH.

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American Thoracic Society