Protein behind chronic rhinosinusitis with Polyps identifiedA protein known for stimulating growth of blood vessel was recently found to be behind the cell overgrowth in the development of polyps, which characterize one of the most severe sinusitis forms.

This finding was disclosed by researchers from John Hopkins and is expected to provide a new target to develop novel therapies for treating this disease form that usually resists all presently available treatment options.

Other researchers participating in this study were Hyun Sil Lee, Ph.D., and Allen Myers, Ph.D.

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