molecule-causing-destructive-lung-inflammation-identifiedA protein critical to the development of inflammation during lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) has been identified by scientists at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

The protein, interleukin-23 (IL-23), is an important finding offering a specific target to the researchers for developing new therapies.

This research by Dr. Kolls and Children’s pulmonologist Patricia Dubin, MD, highlights that IL-23 is an important mediator to an inflammatory response.