Cure for asthma on horizon as scientists find genetic cause
The research carried out at the University of Southampton, discovered that the gene ADAM33 plays a crucial role in causing the twitchiness and inflammation of airways that triggers an attack. The gene makes an enzyme which usually attaches to the muscles in the airways helping to repair and regenerate damaged areas.
But the enzyme can become detached and 'go rogue' traveling around the lung and sparking the unnecessary production of new muscles and blood vessels which cause the airways to narrow – a process known as airway remodeling.

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