Stopping Cell Death to Fight Severe Flu

Exploring UH15-38: A New Hope for Preventing Lethal Influenza Outcomes

7 mins
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Medicine and Health


Influenza, commonly known as the flu, can sometimes escalate into severe respiratory issues like acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), especially during intense infections by the influenza A virus (IAV). Traditional treatments often fall short against this severity. However, an intriguing biological process called necroptosis—a type of programmed cell death—emerges as a crucial player. It intensifies lung damage during severe IAV infections by promoting inflammation, suggesting a potential target for therapeutic intervention.