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Plasma Study

Study Background

The project aspires to understand oxidative stress from smoking. Smoking is thought to cause a large increase in direct oxidative stress but also in chronic inflammation which produces a distinct form of oxidative stress. Researchers will look at a new marker in the blood of non- and active-smokers to measure the two oxidative stresses. It is important to know exactly how much each source of oxidative stress contributes to be able to reduce the damaging effect of smoking on the human body.

Principal Investigator

Ronald P. Mason, Ph.D.
Ronald P. Mason, Ph.D.
Scientist Emeritus
Tel 984-287-3403
mason4@niehs.nih.gov
111 T W Alexander Dr
Rall Building F083
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Rebecca Church
Rebecca L. Church
Clinical Research Coordinator
Tel 984-287-4421
rebecca.church@nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop CU-01
Durham, N.C. 27709

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