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The potent TGF-β antagonist Norrin as a new drug for the treatment of fibrotic diseases and cancer

11.05.2011
Human Norrin protein has been originally identified in the art as being a crucial factor in the development of Norrie disease and is thought to be primarily involved in the Wnt signaling pathway. In the present invention, Norrin is

being identified for the first time as a potent TGF-β antagonist/inhibitor. Furthermore, it has surprisingly been found herein that Norrin can be used in the treatment of diseases associated with an increased TGF-β activity level, such as fibrotic diseases and proliferative diseases, resp. cancer.

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