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Tumor-suppressing protein may be novel target in PAH therapy

American Thoracic Society

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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Session: A97 Station to Station: Unraveling the Molecular Pathogenesis of PAH
Abstract Presentation Time: Sunday, May 19, 2:45 p.m. CT
Location: Room C147, 148 and154 (Level 1), Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

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CONTACT FOR MEDIA

Yuanjun Shen, PhD
sheny@pitt.edu

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