respiratory
Asthma

Spider bites lead to potential new asthma therapy


Symptoms of bronchospasm and chest tightness caused by widow spider bites have led to an international research group, including scientists from Sydney’s Woolcock Institute, describing a potential new target for asthma therapy. Working with young Dutch researcher Dr Alen Faiz, they found latrophilin (LPHN) receptors are expressed more commonly in airway smooth muscle cells of ...

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