If TGF-beta does end up being the culprit behind allergies, there are already-approved drugs on the market that are aimed at reducing TGF-beta signaling, study author Frischmeyer-Guerrerio said. One is the blood pressure medication losartan, which did reduce signaling in syndrome patients.
"Now, the next step will be for us to look at ways to inhibit this pathway," she said.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about Loeys-Dietz syndrome.
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