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The complete fascination of a protein

As a young doctor, Eeva Piitulainen was fascinated by the protein Alpha-1 Antitrypsin and what problems a deficiency of it will entail. The protein was discovered in Malmö in the 60´s. And as Eeva started building the interest, she found it remarkable that no pulmonologist was conducting research on this topic in the very city where the protein in fact was discovered. 

Eeva has dedicated her professional life to researching Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and in this podcast she tells us the story about how the protein was first discovered, about the combination of smoking and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, and why the treatment options across the world are so different from each other. 

A1R TIME is initiated by CSL Behring. Our goal is to spread awareness about Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and to create a community for all affected by the diagnosis.

 

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The long road to diagnosis

Gunhil knew that something was not right. She was 18 years old and short of breath. When it was at its worst, her lung capacity was down to 20 percent.

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Suffer from Alpha-1 or are you asymptomatic?

Episode 1 of 3 with Dr Møller. What is the difference between suffering from Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and being an asymptomatic carrier of the disease? Doctor Helene Møller Frost explains.

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