Washington: A team of researchers has revealed the roots of a common type of childhood asthma, showing that it is very different from other asthma cases.The team at Weill Cornell Medical College, Columbia University Medical Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center found that an over-active gene linked in 20 to 30 percent of patients with childhood asthma interrupts the synthesis of lipid molecules (known as sphingolipids) that are part of cell membranes found all over the body.
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