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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Innate and acquired immune responses in human COPD
Principal Investigator:

Farrah Kheradmand

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $165,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Cigarette smoke-related lung diseases remain one of the most significant contributors to the shortening of life span and illness among our veterans. Over the past decade, our research has identified some of the critical mediators of inflammation that promotes the pathophysiology of human emphysema. Our initial discovery of activated T and B cells in the lungs of former smokers with emphysema, provided the rationale for pursing the role of acquired immunity that can perpetuate inflammation in the...

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