Taste receptors found in lung blood vessels could help ICU patients

Bitter taste receptors have been discovered in an unexpected area of the body, the walls of blood vessels in the lungs. The discovery could lead to a novel pharmacological target for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a potentially fatal consequence of a variety of diseases.
A new study conducted by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) researchers has discovered a previously unknown process that causes fluid to build up in the lungs, as well as a potential technique to prevent it.


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