Published in Proteomics Weekly, February 14th, 2005
"Alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) is a serpin, the primary function of which is to regulate the activity of neutrophil/leukocyte elastase," noted W. Li and coauthors at the Burnham Institute in La Jolla. "Insufficient antiprotease activity because of AAT deficiency in the lungs is a contributing factor to early-onset emphysema."
"We recently discovered that AAT...
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