Study sheds new light on asthma, COPD

March 17, 2015 By Julia Evangelou Strait Z. YURTSEVER When exposed to the protein CLCA1 (red), human cells start to express the chloride ion channel TMEM16A (green) on their surface. New research at Washington University suggests this protein and channel may work together in the over-production of mucus characteristic of diseases such as asthma and