Article published 3-3-10...Drs. have found that a cancer treatment drug R-ROSCOVITINE may make a real difference in controlling asthma symptoms.
Center for Inflammation Research at Edinburgh University in UK.- the treatment combats the cells in the immune system that can cause the asthma symptoms to flare. (In Journal FEBS Letters Aug.09).
EOSINOPHILS- cells exist in airways and lungs to help prevent infection. Too many of these cells can harm other cells in lungs and lead to asthma and inflammation.
New drug lowers the EOSINOPHILS count in the body through APOPTOSIS, which removes unnecessary cells from body causing a natural form of death. This is done without causing side effects that can be common with steroid meds. This can be an alternative for patients who don't respond to corticosteroids or with steroids..
This med. can help scientists develope similar alternatives that may be used in other anti-inflammatory diseases like allergies and eczema.
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