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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.

Principal Investigator

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