Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| MIF-mediated Mechanisms in Emphysema|
Patty J. Lee
|Congressional District Code:
||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| January 2017 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has reached epidemic proportions but specific therapies do not exist. Emphysema is a major subset of COPD and is defined histopathologically as enlarged airspaces, which result in ineffective gas exchange. Aside from age, cigarette smoke (CS) exposure is one of the most common identifiable risk factors for COPD. Understanding mechanisms of CS-induced emphysema will allow us to develop effective therapies for a potentially modifiable lung disease that...
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