A new biomarker in asthma?

Scott, Ian
April 2008
Thorax;Apr2008, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p365
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the evaluation of the pathogenic role of chitinase-like protein YKL-40 in asthma. Serum YKL-40 levels were measured and investigated in a case-control study which involves three separate cohorts of patients with asthma from Yale, Paris and Wisconsin. It was found out that YKL-40 has pathogenic significance in some patients with severe asthma.


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