Mitochondrial Malfunction And Enzyme Deficiency Discovery Helps Explain Lung Fibrosis Association With Advancing Age

A Pittsburgh School of Medicine research team examining cells sampled from the scar tissue in the lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) made a surprising discovery: misshapen, bloated mitochondria. This unexpected observation led to their conducting a study, published online this week, and which will be featured on the cover of the Journal of The American Society for Clinical Investigation‘s February issue. Results of this study could help explain for the first time why the older a person gets, the greater the risk of developing the deadly lung disease.

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