UCF: Study finds cellular processes controlling the formation of lymphatic valves

UCF: Study finds cellular processes controlling the formation of lymphatic valves

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2019) — Lymphedema, resulting from a damaged lymphatic system, can be a debilitating disease in which excess protein-rich fluid (lymph) collects in soft tissues and causes swelling — most often in the arms or legs.  Symptom severity varies, but the chronic swelling can lead to pain, thickened skin, disfigurement, loss of mobility in affected limbs, and recurrent infections.

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