New Asthma Research

admin admin

February 9, 2017


At the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, scientists have discovered something interesting about Asthma. The researchers believe they have isolated a protein that when missing or depleted can cause airway constriction. Not only that, the protein can also effect the production of mucus, chest tightness and breathing.

With this new discovery, scientists hope to advance the treatment of asthma even further. The protein identified as SPUNC1 was measured in asthmatic volunteers. The researchers found that the protein levels were lower in patient with asthma. They were then able to determine that the protein could regulate contraction of the airway.

To read more, click here.

This entry was posted in Asthma on February 9, 2017 by admin admin.

Patient Education

Check out these helpful posts.

  • Allergy
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Asthma

Dry Season is Approaching – How to Keep Your Allergies and Asthma Under Control

Attention Central Valley residents, dry season is upon us! So, what does that mean for allergy sufferers? Understanding Dry Season…

  • Allergies
  • Allergy
  • Allergy Treatment

What is Dry Season in the Central Valley? How Does it Affect My Allergies?

As the days get longer and the temperatures start to climb, we know that dry season is among us! For…

  • Allergy
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Asthma

Uncovering the Link Between Asthma and Allergies

In the heart of California’s Central Valley, nature’s beauty abounds. But there’s also a pressing public health concern: asthma. At…

Book an appointment

Call our practice to book your appointment.

Call 559-436-4500