Research Demonstrates Asthma Alleviated With Receptors In Lung Tissue

A recent survey with specialists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine signifies that newly found taste sense organs located in a persons lungs may provide bronchial asthma sufferers a whole new method of lessening the results of an asthma attack.

With the research, scientists examined human as well as mouse lung tissue. They found this particular tissue carries taste sense organs just like those across the tongue and these organs trigger relaxation inside the tissue once exposed to bitter flavors. This particular study was featured within a recent text of the journal Nature Medicine.

Bitter compounds were more effective at decreasing asthma-like signs and symptoms versus each and every medicine as part of their trials, suggests lead scientist DR. Stephen Ligget.

“They all opened the airway more profoundly than any known drug that we have for the treatment of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”

DR. Stephen Ligget comments on the BBC

These outstanding developments may assist in producing the latest style of treatment method for potential asthma patients.

“With further in-depth research, this approach could potentially pave the way for a new range of asthma treatments based on bitter substances which could either supplement or replace existing asthma treatments but if this were possible, it would be a long way into the future.”

Leanne Metcalf, chief of research at Asthma U.K

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