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RSV Infection and Asthma (TGF-Beta in Asthmatic Epithelial Cell Susceptibility to RSV Infection)

Study Background

Asthma patients seem to be more prone to viral infections, and NIEHS scientists believe that the cells that line these patients' airways, cause this result by overproducing TGF-beta1, a protein that promotes viral growth. This study seeks participants with and without asthma to contribute airway cell samples.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-asthmatic & mild asthmatic
  • Participants 18-60 years of age
  • Candidates will be screened for eligibility over the phone and scheduled for a screening visit to confirm eligibility for the study
  • Participants must be able to understand and provide written informed consent
  • Participants must be able to travel to the CRU and the EPA

Principal Investigator

Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
Medical Director, NIEHS Clinical Research Unit
Tel 984-287-4412
Fax 919-541-9854
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop CU-01
Durham, N.C. 27709
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