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MERTK and Fibrosis: A New Target for Therapy.

Organ fibrosis is a devastating medical challenge that is collectively responsible for an estimated 45% of all deaths in developed countries and poses a substantial health and economic burden. The process of fibrosis has common characteristics that can occur in various organs, such as the liver, kidney, lung, and skin. Currently, there is a paucity of effective treatments available for fibrosis. Therefore, it is crucial to identify new approaches to find potential therapeutic targets. Genetic studies have shown great promise in advancing the drug development process. Mer tyrosine kinase (MERTK) was recently identified as a crucial regulator of fibrosis that specifically controls the activity of transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ). In this brief review, we provide an overview of the potential role of MERTK as a targeted and valuable approach for treating organ fibrosis.

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