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Thymosin α1: a single drug with multiple targets in cystic fibrosis

A new study in mice suggests that a single drug, thymosin α1, may simultaneously rectify the impaired trafficking of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) in cystic fibrosis (CF) and reduce inflammation, offering new hope for CF treatment.

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Figure 1: The multiple effects of Tα1 on pathophysiological mechanisms relevant to cystic fibrosis.

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Cantin, A., Hanrahan, J. Thymosin α1: a single drug with multiple targets in cystic fibrosis. Nat Med 23, 536–538 (2017).

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