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Ancient enzyme protects lungs from common irritant produced by bugs and mold

Ancient enzyme protects lungs from common irritant produced by bugs and moldThe lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and trigger inflammatory lung disease, new research in mice shows.The lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and trigger inflammatory lung disease, new research in mice shows.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170420141810.htm

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