Texas A&M Biologists Zero in on Proteins Lumican, TNF-alpha as Two-Step Trigger for Deadly Scar-Tissue Production

Sep 07, 2015
"Our data suggests that lumican may be one of the unknown signals from fibroblasts to fibrocytes that controls part of a runaway feedback loop that encourages fibrosis. Therefore, lumican-inhibiting drugs may prove useful as possible therapeutic treatments for fibrosis."
Dr. Richard H. Gomer, Texas A&M biologist