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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mechanisms of Asbestos-Induced Alveolar Epithelial Cell Injury
Principal Investigator:

David W. Kamp

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2016 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Asbestos causes asbestosis (pulmonary fibrosis due to asbestos) and malignancies (lung cancer and mesothelioma) by mechanisms that are not fully elucidated. The extent of alveolar epithelial cell (AEC) injury and repair are critical determinants of the fibrogenic potential of toxins, such as asbestos. Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3), the major mitochondrial deactylase, regulates mitochondrial metabolism that detoxifies mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (RO...

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